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


    Dr. Jennifer Hester Schalk
    Chief Academic Office
    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
    Holly Bontkowski, Project Manager
    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-8 EL District Coordinator

    Mary Quinlan
    Mary Sutton
    Elizabeth Wenzel