District Welcomes Three New Coordinators

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The district is pleased to announce three new coordinators for the 2018-19 school year. Justin Lander, Sheena Rachel Jacob and Aldijana Adovic were appointed to the areas of instructional technology, social studies and English, respectively.

Mr. Lander’s hire, a newly created position in the district, supports and enhances the district’s expanding 1:1 Chromebook initiative. His primary focus and responsibilities lie in instructional technology, including coordinating software purchases and licensing, acquiring and deploying hardware and devices, and creating opportunities for and providing ongoing professional development that is meaningful and relevant for all staff in the district. He will also work closely with the systems administrator and student management system administrator.

As the coordinator of social studies, Ms. Jacob looks forward to collaborating with principals and fellow coordinators to help students enhance their skills and increase their achievements. During the upcoming school year, she will focus on a multitude of areas, including incorporating New York State Common Core social studies framework and social studies practices into instruction, curriculum and assessments; collaborating with English language learner and special education personnel to further implement instructional modification for students; and build upon her expertise by attending professional development workshops and integrate newly acquired strategies, skills and concepts into curriculum development and instruction techniques during preparation and planning. 

Ms. Adovic plans to work closely with the Glen Cove community of school administrators, educators and parents to continuously develop and promote the growth of English language arts curricula, programs and activities. She is excited about the new classroom libraries being constructed throughout the district and is focused on curriculum alignment and individualized learning opportunities to increase student engagement and achievement. Her main objective is to continue the district’s culture of collaboration in developing lifelong readers and writers.

All three educators are excited to be part of the Glen Cove school community.