• Technical Support Teachers provide support to Prekindergarten teachers in the schools and at community-based organizations.  They identify needs and provide assistance that will promote more effective teacher instruction and improved student performance.
     

     Mary Rose

     Mary Rose Bianco-Rion
     Technical Support Teacher
     Maryrose.Bianco-Rion@rcsdk12.org

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     Barbara Decker
    Technical Support Teacher 
    Barbara.Decker@rcsdk12.org 

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     Mariella Diaz 
     Technical Support Teacher
     
     

     

     
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     Julie Engard
     Technical Support Teacher
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     Sandy Hess
     Technical Support Teacher 
     Sandra.Hess@rcsdk12.org

       
     Nancy

     Nancy O'Heron
     Technical Support Teacher
     Nancy.O'Heron@rcsdk12.org

     Meredith

     Meredith Paris
     Technical Support Teacher
    Meredith.Paris@rcsdk12.org

     

     

     

     

     

     

     Betsy

     Betsy Wing-Schroeder  
     Technical Support Teacher 
    Betsy.Wing-Schroeder@rcsdk12.org

     Technical Support Teachers:
      • Facilitate the implementation of program goals and practice at designated Prekindergarten sites located in Community-based Organizations (CBO's) as well as RCSD school sites.
      • Support the implementation of the HighScope Curriculum through regular onsite classroom visits.
      • Demonstrate, model, coach and/or co-teach effective research-based teaching strategies including those that support language development, behavior management, problem solving, music, movement and productive transitions.
      • Assist teachers in creating standards-based learning environment in their classrooms.
      • Support Prekindergarten teachers in the development of effective short and long range goals and plans that support the NYS Common Core Prekindergarten Learning Standards.
      • Support and train Prekindergarten teachers in the collection of data required for program assessment.
      • Support and train Prekindergarten teachers in intentional teaching in order to scaffold instruction for students at all levels.
      • Provide support to teachers to interpret data from screenings, observations and assessments to revise practice for improved student outcomes.
      • Provide training and support to teachers, utilizing HighScope strategies, for reflecting on student andecdotal records to assess, practice and modify instruction to improve results.
      • Plan, implement and evaluate professional development for groups of early childhood educators and others.