Curriculum and Instruction

Monroe Public Schools Mission Statement

The mission of the Monroe Public Schools is to create a student-centered environment where all learners maximize their intellectual, creative, social, emotional, and physical potential.

Vision of the Graduate

Our curriculum supports the five competencies of Monroe’s Vision of the Graduate:

  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Curiosity
  • Communication
  • Empathy and Compassion
  • Social-Emotional Learning

Using Connecticut Core and other local and national standards, our curriculum is designed to
prepare students for success in and out of the classroom. Monroe graduates possess all the necessary skills for both college and career readiness.

Curriculum and Instruction

The Director of Instruction works with principals, instructional leaders and teachers to guide district-wide work on the development, implementation, and improvement of curriculum, instruction, assessment, and professional development. We ensure that instruction is engaging, rigorous, relevant, and inquiry based while meeting the needs of the 21st century learner.
The Monroe Public Schools are committed to a comprehensive process of curriculum planning and assessment. Our Curriculum Council meets monthly to review new curriculum proposals, assess current curricula, and guide curriculum and instructional improvements for the district.

Monroe’s Curriculum maps include the scope and sequence of content, concepts, and skills taught in a particular discipline, resources, enduring understandings, focus questions, and also identify any Vision of the Graduate assessment experiences that may exist for a given unit. These Vision of the Graduate experiences are currently being developed and will be updated as available.

The Monroe Curriculum Mapping initiative is an on-going process, with district leadership making adjustments to content as it best serves our students.
If you have any questions about the curriculum please feel free to contact Mike Crowley ([email protected]) or any of the specific instructional leaders listed below.

Monroe Curriculum and Instruction Staff


 Subject Area

 Monroe Staff

 Superintendent of Schools Joe Kobza
 Assistant Superintendent of Schools Sheila Casinelli
 Director of Instruction Mike Crowley
 Elementary Instructional Leader  English/Language Arts Kimberly Nelly
 Elementary Instructional Leader  Mathematics Roseanne Haughton
 Elementary Instructional Leader  Science Roseanne Haughton
 Elementary Instructional Leader  Social Studies Jamie Sherry
 Secondary Instructional Leader  English/Language Arts Lenny Rutigliano
 Secondary Instructional Leader  Mathematics Keving Welch
 Secondary Instructional Leader  Science Jim Stoelzel
 Secondary Instructional Leader  Social Studies Jamie Sherry
 Secondary Instructional Leader  World Language Lisa Peterson
 Secondary Instructional Leader  Special Education Cindy Boucard
 Secondary Instructional Leader  Pupil Services Ann Odoy
 Secondary Instructional Leader  Physical Education Craig Semple