Curriculum & Instruction Newsletter
Phil Jacobs, Instructional Coach
We would like to introduce Phil Jacobs as the newest member of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. In his new role, Phil will mentor new teachers, facilitate professional development, research and implement instructional best practices, and provide assistance to teachers. Phil stated "I am enthusiastic about the challenges of being an instructional coach, and look forward to working with my colleagues in a new role." In addition to his new position, Phil will continue to teach an English 9 course at AHS.
Phil is in his 22nd year of teaching, having spent the past 16 years at Adrian High School teaching English and Physical Education. In addition, he has been coaching athletics for 25 years, and was the head football coach at AHS from 2004 - 2014.
Building Technology Leaders
Prairie: Brandon Hall
Michener: Tracey DeMeritt
Alexander: Jamie Rorick
Lincoln: Natasha Wetzel
AMS 5/6: Greg Dutton & Anessa Nelson
AMS 7/8: Ashley Rudolph
High School: Stephen Guerra & Kris Cox
District: Kellie DeLosSantos
Parent Math Night, November 4th
Why do we teach math differently?-Dr. Raj Shah video
Wednesday, Nov. 18th, 8am
785 Riverside Avenue
More details will be sent out in email to participants.
On November 6th, about 55 Alexander 4th grade students had a chance to work with 10 German Exchange students from Adrian High School. These students collaborated together to make the learner profile traits in German. Artwork was designed and will be on display at Alexander Elementary. While working on the activity, students were able to discuss where Burghausen, Germany is located and see how German words look in print. Similar work has taken place at Lincoln Elementary in past years, and the hope is to have next years German students come to another building to do a similar activity. The German students come to AHS every year in the fall for about 10 days. They attend classes with our host students and also attend various academic activities.