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Strategic Plan - Curriculum and Programs

Five-Year Goal

By June 2023, the Nutley Public Schools will evaluate the district’s existing programmatic offerings, the process of curriculum development, implementation of instructional best practices, creation and delivery of assessments, and analysis of student performance to ensure a relevant learning experience for all students.

Committee Members

Mrs. Brooke Benavides, Coordinator of English/Language Arts K-12

Mr. Joe Dwyer, Coordinator of Social Studies K-12

Mr. Joe Piro, Athletic Director

Dr. James Riley, Coordinator of CTE and FPA K-12

Dr. Jessica Shoja, Coordinator of Instructional Technology

Mr. Michael Sullivan, JHWMS Vice Principal 

Mr. Denis Williams, NHS Principal 

Communications Liaison: Mr. Mike Kearney, Radcliffe Principal 

Board Reps: Mrs. Lisa Danchak-Martin


The Nutley School District serves approximately 4,100 students in Kindergarten through grade 12. The five elementary schools serve students K-6 and include Lincoln School, Radcliffe School, Spring Garden School, Washington School and Yantacaw School. John H. Walker Middle School serves students in grades 7-8 while Nutley High School addresses the needs of students in grades 9-12.