• CURRICULUM and INSTRUCTION

    CURRICULUM and INSTRUCTIONThe Whitehall Coplay School District is committed to providing a safe, supportive and inclusive learning environment for all students.  We are dedicated to ensuring that every student has equal access to the District’s educational programs.

    We view learning as a dynamic, innovative collaboration. Individuals learn best when their hearts, minds, and spirits are intimately engaged in the learning process.

    The District is committed to closing achievement gaps and ensuring the achievement of all students through a comprehensive array of programs, strategies and community partnerships. Current efforts include expanded use of student data to identify and support struggling students,
    staff development programs around cultural proficiency and differentiated instruction, summer enrichment programs, after-school tutoring programs, minority recruitment initiatives, and implementation of other research-based achievement strategies.

    To continue moving this important work forward, EDIT Force, a Task Force focused on Equity, Diversity, Inclusivity, was created during the 2020-21 school year. This Task Force was formed to ensure that ongoing initiatives are coordinated and the long-term goal of the district is achieved.  

    The Office of Curriculum and Instruction oversees curriculum, instruction, assessments, professional development and instructional resources for the District's schools. Emphasis is placed on alignment of all curriculum  K-12 to the state standards and across all schools. The integration of instructional technology is an essential component of teaching and learning. The district is committed to provide equitable access to all educational programs through our one to one chrome book initiative.  

    The department also manages special programs such as summer academic enrichment programs, Home- Schooling, Community Education and Graduates of Distinction programs.

    Curriculum Office Contacts

    Dr. Barbara B. Chomik, Director of Curriculum and Instruction
       chomikb@whitehallcoplay.org
       610-439-1431 x 1021

    Dr. Sandy L Rex, Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction
       rexs@whitehallcoplay.org

    Melissa Arifaj, Curriculum Supervisor of ELA and Humanities
        arifajm@whitehallcolay.org

    Tatiana Berrios, Supervisor of Educational Equity
        berriost@whitehallcoplay.org

    David Stauffer, ​Curriculum Supervisor of Educational Technology
        staufferd@whitehallcoplay.org

    Andrew Fehnel, Instructional Technology Specialist K-12
        fehnela@whitehallcolay.org

    Tony Pangaio, Instructional Technology Specialist K-12
        pangaiot@whitehallcolay.org

    Lori Barz, Coordinator of District Data
        barzl@whitehallcoplay.org

    Linda Sobchak, Administrative Assistant
        sobchakl@whitehallcolay.org