Program Department

Jane Morris

Superintendent of Education - Program

The Program Team is responsible for the implementation, review, and development of curriculum initiatives. Our mandate is to provide support and resources for teachers for the Ontario Curriculum from JK through Grade Twelve.  Our Program Team is committed to the continual professional development of our teachers through a wide range of learning opportunities.

As a team we value:

  • collaborating with superintendents and principals to develop clear, measurable goals for professional learning that focus on literacy, numeracy, and student achievement
  • staying informed about current research, promising practices, and high yield strategies
  • participating in professional learning activities that are shared with teachers to strengthen their knowledge about instruction and their skills in coaching, modeling, and assessing
  • creating and delivering professional learning activities at the board and/or school level
  • supporting school teams in the development of professional learning and school improvement plans
  • developing support documents and recommending appropriate resources and materials for effective instruction and for professional learning
  • supporting individual teacher’s needs
  • connecting with parents and community partners to support student learning

Meet the Program Team

Vince Trocchi

System Principal - Program

My role is to provide support for student achievement.  This support includes professional development for teachers and principals in school based inquiry projects connected to numeracy.  Co-ordination and work with outside agencies including School Nutrition Partnership, Healthy School Initiatives, and Daily Physical Activity are all important areas linked to this role as well.

phone: 519 527 0111 ext.122
vinctroc@fc.amdsb.ca

Debbie Johnson

System Principal - School Effectiveness Framework

In my role as SEF Lead, I provide support for both Elementary and Secondary schools around the effective implementation of the school self-assessment process.  Other responsibilities include:  Calling all Three Year Olds program, School Improvement/Student Achievement Planning and training for K-12 Literacy, System Implementation and Monitoring, Transitions and Capacity Building in schools.

phone: 519 527 0111 ext.134
debbjohn@fc.amdsb.ca

Laurie Long

Junior/Intermediate Program Coordinator

My role is to support junior and intermediate teachers as they link the ministry curriculum to their classroom. With a focus on collaboration, best practices and high yield strategies, I work with teachers, divisions and students to increase student engagement and achievement.

phone: 519 527 0111 ext.129
laurlong@fc.amdsb.ca

Sandra Lee

Assessment & Evaluation Coordinator

I support classroom teachers in the process of our Board's Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting Procedure. This role includes acting as the Board's liaison with EQAO (Education Quality & Accountability Office) for the Grade 3 & 6 Assessment of Reading, Writing and Mathematics, Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics and the Grade 10 Literacy Test (OSSLT).

phone: 519 527 0111 ext.311
sandlee@fc.amdsb.ca

Laura Allan

Secondary Program Coordinator

My role is to support teachers in their work to enhance student engagement and student achievement.  I am also the Board’s Aboriginal Education Lead, and I coordinate our schools’ involvement in the Ontario Ecoschools initiative.

phone: 519 527 0111 ext.126
lauralla@fc.amdsb.ca

Laurie Craig

Intermediate/Senior Program Coordinator

My role is to support principals, teachers and students in the intermediate and senior division (Grades 7-12).  I provide professional development opportunities and in-school support with a focus on literacy.

phone: 519 527 0111 ext.127
laurcrai@fc.amdsb.ca

Crystal Gascho

Intermediate/Senior Program Coordinator

My role is to support administrators, teachers and students, particularly in the area s of science and numeracy.  I am also the boards Environment Lead and EcoSchools contact.

phone: 519 527 0111 ext.135
crysgasc@fc.amdsb.ca

Don Pottruff

Coordinator of Math, Science and Technology

I provide professional development opportunities for teachers and administrators, support schools and divisions on school curriculum issues and goal setting, and consult with individual teachers on units, lessons and equipment. I also help organize our annual Sci-Tech Encounters Science Fair and Techno-Challenge held each spring.

phone: 519 527 0111 ext.138
donpott@fc.amdsb.ca

Jodi Regier

Primary Program Coordinator

My role is to support principals, teachers and students in the primary division (Kindergarten to Grade 3), particularly in the areas of literacy, the arts, and social studies. I enjoy providing professional development opportunities for staff, recommending and purchasing resources for students and teachers, and visiting schools to demonstrate lessons, and talk with teachers and parents.

phone: 519 527 0111 ext.139
jodiregi@fc.amdsb.ca

 

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