News from the District
Welcome to the Duxbury Public Schools Curriculum and Instruction page. We are thrilled to have students back in the buildings. As we began the new school year, we welcomed two friendly faces on staff as our new Curriculum Supervisors at the Secondary level. Mrs. Theresa Raftery has been appointed as the Math Subject Supervisor and Mrs. Karen Irvine-Thorne is our new Science Subject Supervisor. Duxbury is also fortunate to have Mrs. Caitlan Sheehan as our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Director.
Duxbury staff will be working together this year to follow the Duxbury Blueprint for Learning, ensuring that students are supported and high-quality instruction is continued. Duxbury’s mission statement states our core purpose is to provide each student with the opportunity to achieve personal and academic excellence. A focus on diagnostic assessment and differentiated instruction will be used to provide targeted instruction. Staff will be working with educational consultants to develop and enhance their expertise in differentiated instruction, targeted intervention, and explicit instruction. In August, all administrators, teachers, and support staff were trained in the Stewards of Children Darkness 2 Light program. The program focuses on preventing, recognizing, and reacting responsibly to child sexual abuse.
We are also planning parent information sessions with a variety of topics throughout this year. Topics include but will not be limited to social and emotional development, trauma, and sexual abuse prevention. On October 26th at 6 PM, Dr. Elizabeth Englander will provide a presentation for parents on social and emotional development and the effects of the pandemic. Dr. Englander is the founder and Director of the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center at Bridgewater State University. The presentation will be virtual and a link to the event will be sent closer to the event date.
Our Fall Curriculum Update will be published in October. We look forward to a productive and successful school year!
Beth Wilcox, Ed.D.
Interim Assistant Superintendent
This page provides information relative to all aspects of curriculum and instruction in the Duxbury Public Schools. Curriculum includes our local curriculum maps as well as references to the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks. Instruction outlines our current projects and initiatives as well as plans for meeting the needs of all students. Our assessment work is extensive and includes both MCAS results as well as local measures. The district's planning occurs at many levels all of which connect through the strategic, technology, and school improvement plans. Duxbury's focus on professional development is continuous. This page will highlight our recent and future efforts.