A Message from the Directors of Curriculum & Instruction
The Office of Curriculum and Instruction is committed to providing administrators, teachers and parents the resources needed to prepare our students to meet the challenges of the 21st century. This requires students to graduate from Hornell City School District college and career ready. As we strive for high standards for all students, the Office of Curriculum and Instruction will focus our efforts in the following key areas:
- New York State P-12 Common Core Learning Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy
- New York State P-12 Common Core Learning Standards for Math
- Data-Driven Decision-Making
- Curriculum Development with a focus on English Language Arts and Math
- Use of Research-Based Instructional Strategies
- Differentiated Instruction that meets the needs of all students
- Continuous monitoring of our progress towards district and building goals.
The following are a sampling of the resources and structures that will assist us as we work towards these common goals:
- Research-based curriculums in English Language Arts and Math to ensure that all students have access to the essential skills needed to be successful,
- Common Core Standards unit development in all content areas,
- Integration of literacy skills into all content areas,
- Technology integration that enhances instruction, supports standards-based curriculum development and focuses on increasing student achievement,
- Common assessments and monitoring plans that assist in the development of effective intervention plans to ensure success for all students,
- Project-based learning projects that incorporate 21st-century skills,
- 6+ 1 Traits of Writing that provides teachers and students with a common understanding and model for quality writing,
We are looking forward to a very exciting and rewarding year for everyone involved in the Hornell City School District. If you have any question, please feel free to contact us by calling 607-324-1303.
Director of Elementary Education
Erica Siebert has worked with the district since 2015 and became the Director of Elementary Education in 2018. She holds undergraduate degrees in Elementary Education and French from SUNY Potsdam as well as a graduate degree as a Reading Teacher from SUNY Geneseo and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Leadership from SUNY Brockport. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her husband and two daughters.