Welcome to Curriculum & Instruction

  • Welcome to the Office of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment! Our priorities are driven by The Rye Commitment in order to ensure that our students are engaged in learning that fosters critical thinking, collaboration, effective communication, and creative problem solving. In addition to that, we also ensure that our faculty is supported with ongoing professional learning that is high quality, relevant, meaningful, and allows them to evolve and expand their practices. Backed by the NY State Next Generation Learning Standards, our curriculum offers students rich opportunities to pursue their interests in a rigorous classroom environment that not only focuses on academics, but also helps students become socially responsible, caring citizens. 

    Through the use of differentiated instruction, we work to address the broad needs of all students. An assortment of instructional approaches are used to support students who need additional scaffolding and at the same time, provide others opportunities to expand and build upon strengths. Making differentiation a priority, allows us to offer each student an appropriate level of challenge throughout our academic program. 

    Our instruction is also driven by careful and frequent assessment. In addition to the New York State required assessments (Grades 3-8 ELA and mathematics assessments, Grade 5 and 8 science assessments, and Regents exams), we utilize a universal screener (NWEA Maps Growth) in grades K-8, phonemic awareness and phonics assessments in grades K-2, DIBELS and reading running records in grades K-5, and classroom unit assessments throughout the year. Combined, these assessments create a profile of each learner that is used to address their individual academic needs.

    For a more in-depth look at the type of learning our students are engaged in, please visit the elementary, middle, and high school curriculum pages.

    Dr. Tricia Murray 
    Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
    Rye City School District


  • Dr. Patricia Murray
    Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
    914-967-6100 Ext 6207

    Tara Bauer
    Literacy Coach Grades 3-5
    914-967-6100 Ext 1034

    Nicholas Clair
    Secondary Instructional Coach
    914-967-6100 Ext 1036

    Melissa Ross
    Literacy Coach K-4
    914-967-61900 Ext 1035

    Kerri Winderman
    Math Coach K-5/Testing Coordinator
    914-967-6100 Ext 3215  

    Karen Jost
    Senior Office Assistant
    914-967-6100 Ext 6201

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