Katonah-Lewisboro has expanded and deepened its work with the Teachers College Reading & Writing Project at Columbia University.

Katonah-Lewisboro continues to build capacity and cohesiveness in the core areas of the curriculum. Initiatives that make class time more engaging and effective are actively identified and nurtured through the efforts of building and district leadership, strong curriculum, and talented teachers. One such initiative is the work with Teachers College Reading & Writing Project (TCRWP) —a research-based literacy initiative that has been in place in our elementary schools since 2016.

“Collaboration with a staff developer from TCRWP has just begun at John Jay Middle School,” said Mary Ford, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction. Coordinated by Assistant Principal Monica Bermiss and Instructional Leader Mark Grossman, middle school teachers of English Language Arts and and Staff Developer Catherine Graybosch will meet with a TCRWP practitioner this coming year for in-class mentoring and coaching sessions.

“Strong professional learning experiences are job-embedded, relevant, collaborative, and sustained over time," said Ford. "This model embodies these characteristics and gives us access to some of the latest work in the field.