Curriculum and Instruction

The office of the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction ensures that the curriculum and instruction provided by the district assists students to achieve the educational goals outlined by the Board of Education, the State of Connecticut, and relevant legislation. Toward that end, the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction works with the District Language Arts and Math Coordinators, the district Instructional Technology Facilitator, and school-based administrators to develop, implement, and improve teaching and learning. As district curriculum leaders, we are committed to providing an educational environment in which all students discover and achieve their maximum potential in preparation for productive, meaningful lives as responsible citizens.  Our talented and caring education staff is committed to excellence for all students, creating safe, supportive environments in which children can thrive.

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  • Rocky Hill High School has been designated as a 2022-23 Distinguished High School. Rocky Hill High School is one of the four high schools in Connecticut to receive this honor.
  • West Hill has been recognized as a School of Distinction by the Connecticut State Department of education based on high performance for 2021-22.
  • Moser has been recognized as a School of Distinction by the Connecticut State Department of education for high growth of all students in ELA for 2021-22.
  • Rocky Hill Public Schools, in partnership with the Education Foundation, is pleased to have been selected as a 2022 Cox Charities Community Investment grant recipient to support STEM programming at Griswold Middle School.
  • Rocky Hill Public Schools, in partnership with the Education Foundation, is pleased to have been selected as a 2021 Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) grant recipient to support STEM programming at Rocky Hill High School. 
  • Rocky Hill High School is a Special Olympics Unified Champion School and received a national banner recognition in 2019-2020 for its efforts to provide inclusive sports and activities for students with and without disabilities.
  • Rocky Hill High School earned a College Success Award in 2019 based on their success in preparing students for college and ultimately career.
  • Rocky Hill High school Project Lead The way Program was designated as a Distinguished High School for 2017-2018, 2018-2019, and 2019-2020.
  • West Hill School has been named the 2019-2020 Elementary School of the Year, by the Connecticut Association Of Schools (CAS).
  • Stevens has been recognized as a School of Distinction by the Connecticut State Department of education for growth of high needs students.
  • Rocky Hill Public Schools worked with state legislator and representatives to propose legislation recognizing the Dilophosaurus as Connecticut's State Dinosaur, a bill that became law in July 2017.



Ms. Wendy Durand

Assistant Superintendent

for Curriculum and Instruction

860-258-7701 Ext. 31164

Ms. Mary Schaefer, Ed.D.

Language Arts Coordinator

860-258-7701 Ext. 31175

Ms. Danielle Galligan

Instructional Technology Facilitator

860-258-7701 Ext. 31163

Ms. Rupali Brar

Executive Assistant

860-258-7704 Ext. 31164