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Department Responsibilities

Ritenour is committed to developing all employees to improve the learning of all students.

  • Organizes adults into learning communities whose goals are aligned with those of the school and district.
  • Requires skillful school and district leaders who guide continuous instructional improvement.
  • Requires resources to support adult learning and collaboration.
  • Prepares educators to apply research to decision making.
  • Uses learning strategies appropriate to the intended goal.
  • Applies knowledge about human learning and change.
  • Provides educators with the knowledge and skills to collaborate.
  • Prepares educators to understand and appreciate all students, create safe, orderly and supportive learning environments, and hold high expectations for their academic achievement.
  • Deepens educators’ content knowledge, provides them with research-based instructional strategies to assist students in meeting rigorous academic standards, and prepares them to use various types of classroom assessments appropriately.
  • Provides educators with knowledge and skills to involve families and other stakeholders appropriately. (NSDC Standards,2001 rev.)Plan, coordinate, and communicate ongoing Professional Development opportunities throughout school year.
  • Plan, coordinate, and support professional development cadres
  • Collaborates with the District Professional Development Committee to support the process of facilitating Building Staff Development Days and building level learning opportunities.
  • Collaborates with the Assistant Superintendent, curriculum coordinators and instructional facilitators to plan, coordinate, and communicate District Staff Development Days
  • Uses data to review, evaluate, and refine the professional development program
  • Observations, and coaching
  • Management of District Professional Development Budget
  • Management of School Business Attendance Authorization Requests
  • Management of Professional Development web resources & Professional Development Library located in RHS library media center.

Management and Implementation of Mentor/Mentee Program

  • New Employee Orientation and Mentor Orientation
  • Mentor/Mentee Learning sessions
  • Resources (Mentor & New Teacher Handbook, BTAP coordination, etc.)
  • Management & Presentation of Program reports to DESE (CORE DATA) and Ritenour’s Board of Education

Coordination of District Recognition

  • Diamond Circle
    • Teacher and Support Staff
    • State Award Application
  • Emerson Electric Award
  • Make A Difference Award
  • First Class Teacher Award