Welcome to the Office of Curriculum and Instruction

Portrait of Matin AdegboyegaThe primary purpose of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction is to improve student academic achievement by: (1) ensuring alignment of the District’s curricula to State Standards; (2) providing quality staff development that promotes student engagement and academic rigor; (3) conducting data analysis to inform instruction; and (4) monitoring teaching and learning to ensure the alignment of curriculum, instruction, and assessment.

Professional Development

The Irvington Public Schools will support the goal of improving student achievement by providing quality professional development that opens the doors to improved teaching and learning through content rich, research-based instructional practices. In-Service days provide the knowledge and skills necessary to refine the craft of our teachers for their work in the classroom. Teachers continue to make paradigm shifts by ensuring that students are provided with multidimensional instruction and assessment; and, our support staff also engage in professional development that provides them with opportunities to contribute effectively to the overall school climate.

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction will continue to strive for academic achievement of all students and increase avenue for students to be successful in the rapidly changing 21st century.

District Curriculum Copies

Anyone interested in receiving a copy of curriculum from the various content areas should contact:

Here To Assist You

Dr. Matin Adegboyega
Assistant Superintendent
Curriculum & Instruction
973-399-6800 Ext 2116
Sean Evans
Assistant to the Assistant Superintendent
Curriculum & Instruction
973-399-6800 Ext 2167
Carl Walton
Media Services & Technology
973-399-6800 Ext 1937
Teresa Steele-Hunter
Social Studies
973-399-6897 Ext 1852
Dr. John Doherty
English Language Arts 6-12
973-399-6800 Ext 2119
Trudy Harte
Visual & Performing Arts
973-399-6800 Ext 1862
Keith Perkins
ELL and World Languages
973-399-6800 Ext 1325
Dr. Teesha Davis-Drain
English Language Arts K-5
973-399-6800 Ext 1144
Lia Varsalona
Early Childhood Education
973-399-3942 Ext 1536
John Severs
973-399 -6897 Ext 1840
Shelley Pettiford
973-399-6897 Ext 1808
Ray-Quell Cotton
Physical Education and Health
973-399-3897 Ext 1838
Khaalia Taylor
Mathematics K-5
973-399-6800 Ext 1224
Rosa Wallace
Confidential Secretary
Curriculum & Instruction
973-399-6800 Ext 2134
Raquel Thompson
Confidential Secretary
Curriculum & Instruction
973-399-6800 Ext 2123
Amirah Cureton
Confidential Secretary
Curriculum & Instruction
973-399-6800 Ext 2116
Nadia Jones-Vassell
Accountability, Assessments, and Career and Technical Education Programs
973-399-6800 Ext 2112