Curriculum and Instruction

  • OLENTANGY LOCAL SCHOOLS MISSION: To facilitate maximum learning for every student.  


    In order to fulfill the mission, Olentangy staff members embrace the model of professional learning and collaboration. We are engaged in continued discussion of the following questions as part of our professional collaboration and work to increase student achievement:

    • What do we want students to know, understand, and be able to do in each course or curricular area?
    • How do we best assess student learning for each course or curricular area?
    • How do we help all students succeed?
    • How do we help those students who learn what they need to know but may be capable of extending that learning even further?


    One of the key components of professional learning is ongoing teacher collaboration and reflection focused on the goals of increasing student achievement and fostering College and Career Ready students. All professional development for the staff of Olentangy Local Schools is designed with that goal in mind. Teachers of all grade levels and departments meet regularly and engage in ongoing work around the Olentangy Foundations: curriculum, instruction, and assessment. This website has been developed as a resource to highlight the work that is being done by our staff and is part of our continuing efforts to involve and inform all of our stakeholders— staff, students, parents, and community members— as we work collaboratively to maximize learning for every student.

    Academic Continuous Improvement Plan 2017-18


    On this page, please find additional information that relates to the specific areas of this Department.

Testing Information for Parents

Accessing Online Practice Tests

  • Click here then follow the steps listed below:

    1. Click on "Practice Tests", Click "Sign In" > Choose Grade Level from the dropdown and click "Yes" > Select the test you need to take > Click "Select" > Click "Yes, Start My Test" > Click "Begin Test Now"

    2.Click here to access the answer keys for the practice tests under Student Practice Resources.  Choose the subject folder then choose the answer key needed.  All answer keys are provided in .pdf format.  If you click on the provided answer key and it doesn't automatically open in your window, look in the downloads file on your computer.

ODE Resources for Ohio's Assessments

  • Contacts
    Jack Fette photo

    email Jack Fette

    Chief Academic Officer  
     Peggy McMurry

    email Peggy McMurry

    Director of Curriculum 
    Jeanette Kenney
    email  Jeanette Kenney
     Assistant Director of Curriculum
     email-icon Jana Arlinghaus
     Executive Secretary


    Important Numbers


    phone-icon  Phone:  (740) 657-4055

    Curriculum Staff

    • EMIS Coordinator - Debbie Green-Murphy
    • Curriculum Development - Bill Warfield 
    • Data and Assessment - Tim Beard
    • Equity and Inclusion - Jackie Powers-Merkle
      • Diversity Coordinator - Heather Cole
    • Gifted and Federal Programs - Lauren Heitkamp
    • Professional Learning - Vince DeTillio
    • RTI - Morgan Nagel
    • Statistician - Ian Wei
    Department Secretaries:
    Lisa Calabrese (740) 657-4059
    Dawn Gellner   (740) 657-4061
    Mary Reid         (740) 657-4024