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College and Career Readiness

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Todd Nichols
Our Pathway to Success Model
We have identified a series of "milestones" associated with a "Pathway to Success" for determining and tracking the successful assent of students up the educational continuum over the course of their academic careers.  This pathway will assist us in communicating progress and common expectations with students, parents, community, and among each other.  Within this framework, we, along with our District Leadership Team, will develop strategic initiatives and action steps that will support defined learning targets.
"Pathway to Success Milestones"
1. Prepared for Kindergarten Curriculum
2. Reading to learn at the end of 3rd Grade
3. Prepared for Middle School at the end of 5th Grade
4. Prepared for High School at the end of 8th Grade
5. On track to graduate at the end of 9th Grade
6. Ready for College & Career Success at the end of 11th Grade
7. Graduating from High School in 4 years
8. Career, College, or Technical School Enrollment


The Department of College and Career Readiness coordinates the curriculum, instruction, assessment, and professional development for the district. 
The Department of College and Career Readiness is responsible for the development of curriculum, best practices in instruction, and professional development for staff.  It is also home to curriculum resources, student assessment and testing, Instructional Technology, Special Education, Pupil Services, Gifted and Talented programming, Title I programming, English Learners programming, Career Technical Education and Media/Library services. 
Department of College and Career Readiness:

Dr. Todd M. Nichols, Superintendent

James Marras, Director of Instructional Technology

Julie Dudones, Coordinator of 7-12+ Curriculum/Instruction & Coordinator of K-12 Gifted Services

Debra McNair, Coordinator of K-6 Curriculum/Instruction

Rachael Seifert, Coordinator of K-6 Curriculum/Instruction & Coordinator of K-12 Gifted Services

Courtney Marcucci, Coordinator of English Learners Program

Cathy Nicholson, Coordinator of Career Technical Education 

Christine Shaw, Pupil Services Specialist

Cameron Lazar, Coordinator of Exceptional Students


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Cuyahoga Falls City School District431 Stow Avenue
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
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Phone: 330.926.3800
Fax: 330.920.1075