Teaching and Learning

Zachary Waddicor

Assistant Superintendent

Amie Griffin

Secretary to the Assistant Superintendent

The Office of Teaching and Learning for Seekonk Public Schools oversees all aspects of the district's curriculum, instruction, and assessment framework. In collaboration with the Superintendent of School, Director of Student Services, Director of Technology and Digital Learning, School Business Administrator, Building Principals and Assistant Principals, the Office of Teaching and Learning oversees the following:

  • Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment

  • Professional Development

  • Titles I, II, IV, VI, IX

  • Educator Evaluation

  • Licensure

  • Mentoring and Induction

  • Homeschooling

  • McKinney-Vento Homeless

  • Foster Care

This website will provide additional information, primarily for district staff, related to the issues and topics addressed above. Please remember that additional district information about many of these topics can be found by navigating through the tabs at the top of the district webpage. Please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Teaching and Learning with any questions. We can be contacted at the Administrative Office and phoned at 508-399-5106.

Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment are at the heart of what we day on a day-to-day basis. Our curriculum (or what we teach), instruction (or how we teach) and assessment (or how we monitor what has been learned) framework helps to prepare students for college and careers. This portion of our website will provide information about this framework, as well as grade level curriculum benchmarks and assessment information. This page is in the process of being updated and will be published soon.

District In-Service Professional Learning

Click the buttons below for information about upcoming district in-service professional development for the 2022-2023 school year.

The Office of Teaching and Learning, in partnership with the Office of Student Services and Office of Technology and Digital Learning, are pleased to offer a variety of district sponsored professional learning opportunities. From graduate level courses, workshops fulfilling DESE re-licensure requirements, staff-facilitated book studies, professional learning communities (PLCs), and communities of practice (COPs), we strive to organize and facilitate opportunities for our staff to grow in the profession. Below you can find a listing of district-sponsored professional learning opportunities. Click the banner above to learn more about our district sponsored professional learning opportunities.


The Office of Teaching and Learning is proud to support educators with Massachusetts DESE licensure related questions. We have created a separate webpage with additional resources for Seekonk Public Schools DESE licensed staff. Click HERE to access the additional information.

The Mentoring and Induction Program for Seekonk Educators is designed to provide professional support to our new Educators. Educators will be paired with a trained mentor who is also a veteran educator. This mentor will assist the new mentee with learning about district routines, programs, curriculum, and other topics throughout the school year. Click HERE for the Seekonk Public Schools Mentoring and Induction Program Guide.

District Mentoring and Induction Leader: Dr. Barbara Shurtleff

District Mentoring and Instruction Associate Leader: Mr. Michael Sandstrom

In accordance with Massachusetts General Law Chapter 76 section 1 and the Seekonk Public Schools' Policy IHBG, parents/guardians may opt to educate their child(ren) at home with advanced approval. Prior to receiving and submitting this application, the parent/guardian must submit, it writing, a letter indicating their intent to educate their child(ren) at home. Additional information, including the Home Schooling application can be found by clicking the "Home Schooling" header above.