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Teaching and Learning

The Teaching & Learning Department supports teachers in their acquisition of the knowledge and skills needed to deliver grade level content to "all" students though the use of the newly adopted YCSD Instructional Framework. Our curriculum content support is guided by Ohio’s New Learning Standards which is critical in development of the curriculum maps and pacing guides. The department facilitates the use of the District Assessment Matrix that aligns Ohio's Grade Level AIR and End of Course State Assessments in all tested subjects. (ELA, MATH, SCIENCE, and SOCIAL STUDIES)

Several new programs have been adopted and are being implemented at each building which are comprehensive programs to support the literacy and math needs of our students.  These programs align with Ohio’s New Learning Standards and integrate the most current teaching practices.  Each program embraces personalized, student-centered instruction in a blended computer based approach which has proven to significantly increase learning.

To explore more information on the programs, please see the sites below:




Rosetta Stone


McGraw Hill Grades PK-5

Glencoe Math Grades 6-8

Glencoe High School Math



To aid students in credit recovery, APEX Coursework is used. APEX is used in a lab setting and provides supplemental online courses to accommodate the unique needs of our students who are falling behind in their course work.

To explore more information about APEX, please visit their site: 



Tracy Schuler -Vivo

Creative & Performing Arts Resource Coordinator
YCSD K-12 - YREC High School

Natalie Griffin

Secretary: ELL/Fine Arts/Parent Liaisons





Chief Academic Officer
Christine Sawicki
Phone: 330-744-6941

Chief of Schools
Sonya Gordon
Phone: 330-744-7960

Chief of Accountability and Assessment
Timothy Filipovich
Phone: 330-744-6980

Chief of Core Curriculum
Maria Pappas
Phone: 330-744-6999

Deputy Chief of Core Curriculum

Jennifer Walker
Phone: 330-744-6983

Deputy Chief of Data
Greg Kibler
Phone: 330-744-7606

Deputy Chief of Teaching and Learning
Amanda McGinnis
Phone: 330-744- 8547

Deputy Chief of Professional  Development and Gifted Programs 
Michele McCaughtry
Phone: 330-744-8581

Renita Dodson
Phone: 330-744-6973
Fax:  330-744-5297
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