• Mission:

    The mission of the Office of School Innovation is to catalyze positive transformation within the Rochester City School District by fostering a culture of continuous improvement, innovation, and accountability. Committed to educational excellence, we empower schools to develop and implement strategic plans that drive student success, elevate teaching practices, and cultivate a collaborative and inclusive learning environment. 



    Our vision is to be a dynamic force for change, leading the way in innovative educational practices that inspire a lifelong love of learning and prepare students for success in a rapidly evolving world. We envision a district where every school is a center of excellence, fueled by a commitment to continuous improvement, equity, and community engagement. Through our collective efforts, we aspire to shape a future where all students can thrive academically, socially, and personally. 

    Leadership Team:

    Danielle DiCataldo - Data Wise Certified Coach My name is Danielle DiCataldo, and I have been a Rochester City School District educator for 22 years. I have been an elementary classroom teacher, a primary and secondary Reading teacher, and an Instructional Coach for the district. I'm committed to finding equitable ways to support our students to help them achieve academic success. 

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    DanHurley My name is Dan Hurley. I have been an educator in the RCSD for 25 years, including 8 years in the Office of School Innovation.