Curriculum & Instruction

 Office of Curriculum & Instruction
Curriculum Office: 973.340.5000 Curriculum Fax: 973.772.1420

Alexandra Bellenger
Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum
973-340-5000 ext. 2307

Karen Garnto
Curriculum Department Secretary
973-340-5000 ext. 2330


Assistant Curriculum Supervisors

Language Arts

Dawn Rotio, K-5 ext. 2331 

Diane Nunno, 6-12 ext. 2323


Jack LoBue, K-5 ext. 2327 

Elizabeth Mierzejewski, 6-12 ext. 2326


Sharon Clarizio, K-5 ext. 2329 

Jennifer Botten, 6-12 ext. 2322

Social Studies

Ann Taylor, K-5 ext. 2328 

Brian Cameron, 6-12 ext. 2324

Special Education

Deborah Rotio, K-5 ext. 2325 

Anna D'Agostino, 6-12 ext. 2332

Important News

Summer Assignments

Curriculum Adoption and Implementation Timelines

  • All district curricula are aligned to New Jersey State Student Learning Standards.
  • The New Jersey State Board of Education has adopted academic standards in 21st Century Life and Careers, Comprehensive Health and Physical Education, Science, Social Studies, Technology, Visual and Performing Arts, World Languages, Mathematics and Language Arts Literacy on July 9, 2014.
  • The current adoption and timeline can be accessed here.


  • The Quality Single Accountability Continuum (QSAC) is the Department of Education's monitoring and evaluation system for public school districts.
  • The District's Math & ELA Action Plans can be accessed from the "Action Plans" link above.

New Jersey State Assessments

  • Information from the New Jersey Department of Education on required state assessments can be accessed here.
  • The Garfield School District Testing Schedule can be accessed here.

Links for Teachers

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