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