• Mr. Michael Petrella
    Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Testing

    (973)835-7100 ext. 1516

    The Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Testing oversees the total educational
    experience each child receives as a student in Pompton Lakes.
    Every content area has a Board of Education approved curriculum based
    on the New Jersey Core Curriculum Standards or, in the case of Language
    Arts Literacy and Mathematics, curricula based on the New Jersey Student Learning Standards. The district also offers professional development opportunities
    to the entire staff to provide teachers and para-professionals with the latest
    research based instructional strategies that will provide the students with
    the best possible educational experience. Additionally, the district ensures
    that the curriculum and instructional strategies used in class rooms
    provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for a successful
    future, as well as preparing students for the state assessments. To aid in
    the communication between the school and parents, this office also
    maintains the Parent Portal. The Parent Portal provides real time
    information on student’s tests, quizzes, and classroom assignments.
    Parents with children in grades K-12 can presently use this site to track the
    academic progress of their students. Beginning in September, 2016,
    the parent portal will be open to all elementary school parents. Parents with children
    in grades K-5 will need to click on the Standards tab to view their child's progress.