Curriculum & Instruction

The District welcomed Dr. Kate Rutledge in July of 2019.   Kate is a graduate of Harvard Graduate School of Education, Doctor of Education Leadership, and most recently has worked as a senior consultant in New York. In this work, Kate provides professional learning and embedded coaching to school leaders and teachers in elementary schools in the Bronx. Kate’s work is connected to strengthening core curriculum, SRBI, data analysis, and instructional practices. Her experience includes elementary teaching in CT and NY, education specialist, principal, and network special education manager.
Columbia has incorporated three content area coaches who provide instruction and intervention support.  Carla Croteau is our Science Coach, Dawn Bedard, Math Coach and Kristen Maltese is the Literacy Coach.