Judy has taught first through third grades in Kenton since 1989. Having had a Master’s of Science degree in Educational Computing, she is excited to take on the role of a technology coach. Judy looks forward to working with teachers to help them integrate technology into the classroom in order to empower student learning. Judy is a member of the International Society For Technology in Education (ISTE), a Google Certified Educator (Level 1), and is currently serving on the district technology committee, as well as the Coach Advisory Board.Claire BelliaK-5Mathcbellia@ktufsd.org Claire finds it a great privilege and pleasure to learn along with her colleagues in her role as Elementary Math Coach. Claire has taught first through fifth grades at Edison Elementary since starting her career in the district in 1998. She is a member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and the Association of Mathematics Teachers of NY State (AMTNYS). During her career in the district, Claire has served long-term on Edison’s IIP team, as well as the district’s Science, Social Studies and Math Committees. She also served a short stint as an ELA BLF. Claire has criss-crossed the country the past year and a half attending a variety of institutes focused on effective practices in the teaching of elementary mathematics. She has presented on topics related to teaching elementary mathematics both at the district and regional level. Claire’s passion lies in creating classroom mathematically rich cultures and environments that foster collaboration, creative problem solving, engaging tasks, risk-taking and shared joy in the study of mathematics.Mary BiegerK-12Generalistmbieger@ktufsd.org Mary is currently working as a K-12 Generalist Coach in the district. She spent 13 years as a classroom teacher at Jefferson Elementary, 3 years as an AIS Reading Teacher at Hoover Elementary and 3 years as an AIS Math Teacher at Hamilton. In addition to being a certified Elementary teacher, Mary holds teaching certification in Music Education (K-12) as well. She has enjoyed working with teachers on building IST teams, IIP Leadership teams, and has offered several PD opportunities for a variety of audiences. Mary has served on several district committees including Technology, Elementary Math, Ad Hoc Assessment Committee, Ad Hoc Elementary Transition Committee, and is currently a part of the District RtI Leadership Team. She is motivated and excited to work with all teachers and students to support and share instructional practices in Ken-Ton.Mary Lynn BieronK-12Social Studiesmlbieron@ktufsd.org Mary Lynn went into education with a mathematics degree and the desire to teach high school math. However, a change in major led into her love of social studies and the skills of reading and thinking like a historian. Her passion for civics and community service blossomed over the last sixteen years at Kenmore West HS. Offering courses through the Staff Development center on a wide variety of instructional strategies, curriculum and technology skills opened a new world of opportunity that evolved into five years as the Social Studies CLS and most recently as an Instructional Coach. This works inspires her! The chance to work with teachers to improve student learning and engagement has changed her career direction, but she has realized is on the path for which she was intended!Lisa DavidsonK-12Scienceldavidson@ktufsd.org Lisa has been teaching Science in the district for over 20 years. After holding a variety of jobs, Dance Teacher, Nurse and Elementary Teacher, Lisa found her true passion, teaching science. Lisa is a Graduate of the BSCS/NABT AP Biology Leadership Academy and now leads professional development for teachers across the country. Her strengths are formative assessment strategies, writing frameworks to build explanations that include evidence and reasoning to support student ideas, as well as science practices you can use to help your students learn the big ideas and unifying concepts of science. She became a coach to re-energize your teaching with proven strategies and tools she uses every day. Together we will build a network of support for excellence in teaching.Kari FiutakK-5Mathkfiutak@ktufsd.org Love of learning is what drives Kari’s work as an instructional coach for elementary math. All learners, especially adult learners, deserve differentiated, invigorating, and purposeful support to grow in their craft. Kari has taught grades one through five over her 21 year career. She is a member of NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics) and completed a fellowship with Eureka Math in the summer of 2016, however, her teacher leadership has roots in ELA having served as a BLF and BMF in the district for 9 years prior to coaching. Her Master’s Degree is in Creative Studies and she is a passionate professional developer, advocating for new and innovative ways to support adult learning. To that end, she has presented numerous sessions in the district, regionally and, coming soon, at the national level for NCTM. Kari considers the opportunity to serve as a coach in Ken-Ton a daily adventure that is exciting, challenging, and humbling.Cathy GruberK-12Generalistcgruber@ktufsd.org Cathy is working as a K-12 generalist coach for the district. She has worked in Ken-Ton for 15 years as a 1st and 2nd grade classroom teacher at Hamilton and Roosevelt Elementary Schools. She has participated in extensive training through the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia College using reading and writing workshops in the classroom. She has presented at an International Reading Association Conference on writing strategies in the elementary classroom. She has served as the Building Literacy Facilitator at Roosevelt and participated on many district curriculum committees including ELA for many years. She has experience with co-teaching, RTI, ENL and differentiated instructional approaches. Cathy is excited to work alongside Ken-Ton teachers to continue to help our students achieve academic success.Phil Jarosz6-12Mathpjarosz@ktufsd.org Phil has been teaching math at Kenmore West for the past 17 years. Phil previously served as the CLS for secondary math where he helped implement CCLS, creative formative and summative assessments and work with a wide variety of teachers from different grade levels. His expertise extends beyond math content into technology including Infinite Campus Microsoft Office, and Google products and can often be seen analyzing data. Phil is excited to work with teachers in this new capacity.Kathleen Reiser5-12ELAkreiser@ktufsd.org Kathy has been teaching English in the district for over 16 years, between KE, KW, and most recently FMS. She is a Nationally Board Certified Teacher, and has her Masters in Reading K-12. She is a turn key trainer for RTI, Read 180, and SAM. Kathy was drawn to coaching because she truly enjoys helping teachers become the best they can be in the classroom. Her areas of expertise include designing lessons, finding resources, differentiating in the classroom, and helping teachers improve the impact of their teaching. She is trained as a Candidate Support Provider for National Board, acting as an Ambassador for the Far West Region of NYS. She is excited to share her knowledge in supporting teachers, and to learn and share some of the best practices happening here in Ken-Ton.Sandy TerranceK-4ELAsterrance@ktufsd.org
Sandy has been teaching in Ken-ton for over 24 years. She has taught at both Roosevelt and Lindbergh Elementary before taking her current position of ELA Instructional Coach for grades K-4. As an elementary teacher, she has had the opportunity to work in a co-teaching classroom for the last 8 years. In addition to her classroom experience, Sandy has also served as SPT facilitator, PBIS Coach and has extensive training with Adaptive Schools. She has worked on many district curriculum committees and is currently co-facilitating the K-12 ELA Vertical Team. She is devoted to helping others and excited to support teachers with best instructional practices in Ken-Ton.