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Summer of Discovery: Highlighting RCSD Staff

(July 28, 2022) To celebrate the RCSD’s Summer of Discovery, the District is highlighting staff members who support our summer learning programming. 

Dr. Steven Denaker is the summer school principal for the Virtual Academy of Rochester, which offers a variety of online courses.  Currently the District’s Director of Learning Management Systems, Dr. Denaker is overseeing 600 students in the District’s online credit recovery and 281 students in initial credit classes this summer. 

“Our online program is unique as it allows students the ability to work at their own pace to complete their classes, either for recovery or for initial credit,” said Denaker.  “The flexibility in online learning also allows students to get guidance from their teachers, as they work through the online environment.  It has been rewarding to see students complete the classes they need to graduate this August.”

Prior to joining the RCSD, Dr. Denaker worked at Greater Southern Tier BOCES as an instructional support supervisor of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), and in the classroom as a fifth-grade teacher in the Honeoye-Falls Lima School District.

Please join us in applauding Dr. Denaker for his efforts to help RCSD scholars succeed!