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

  • Contacts

    email Jack Fette

    Chief Academic Officer 
     Peggy McMurry

    email Peggy McMurry

    Director of Curriculum 
     email-icon Jana Arlinghaus
     Executive Secretary


    Important Numbers

    phone-icon  Phone:  (740) 657-4013
    fax-icon  Fax:       (740) 657-4001

    Tim Beard — Testing Coordinator 

    Heather Cole - Diversity Coordinator

    Vince DeTillio – 6-12 Curriculum

    Anthony Elkins – K-5 Curriculum

    Kathy Ellison - Curriculum Supervisor

    Debbie Green-Murphy - EMIS Coordinator

    Lauren Heitkamp - Gifted and Federal Programs 
    Jeanette Kenney – Data and Assessment Supervisor

    Leann Knape - Curriculum Supervisor

    Jacqueline Powers - Equity and Inclusion Supervisor

    Ian Wei – Statistician
    Department Secretaries:
    Tracy Gerold  (740) 657-4061
    Mary Reid     (740) 657-4024
    Donna Shirk  (740) 657-4055