Learning Services Overview

  • Learning Services – Vision and Goals

    Learning Services is a learning-centered organization that supports students and schools through servant leadership and strives to improve student achievement through creating and sustaining

    • Guaranteed and viable curriculum
    • Effective and culturally responsive practices in instruction and assessment
    • Differentiated professional learning experiences
    • Quality and engaging resources to support learning and instruction

    NCSD System of Practice

  • Learning Services
    District Office Staff


    Jayne Willard
    Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum
    Jill Hlavacek
    Director of Innovation and Learning
    Marion Friebus-Flaman, Ph.D.
    Director of Language Acquisition Services
    Jennifer Donatelli
    Director of Curriculum and Instruction
    Teachers on Special Assignment

    Colleen Cannon-Ruffo
    , Project Manager

    Trish Sniadecki
    , Project Manager

    Janet Sommerville
    , Project Manager

    Sue Jin Striedl
    , Gifted Coordinator/Project Manager

    Kelly Talaga
    , Project Manager

    Gabriela Velazquez
    , Dual Language Coordinator

    Veronica Zamora
    , EC-5 EL District Coordinator
    Suzanna Robbins, 6-12 EL Disrict Coordinator
    Mary Pat Shea, Managers Grants
    Kim Truppa, Digital Application & Virtual Learning Manager
    Meganne Benjamin
    Cheri Feightner
    Mary Sutton
    Elizabeth Wenzel