Curriculum & Instruction

Our Mission
The Curriculum and Instruction Department is committed to providing educators with high quality professional learning and resources, which lead to building individual and collective capacity for the improvement of student learning and the development of the whole child.

Our Vision
In order to fulfill our mission, the Curriculum and Instruction Department will function as a true professional learning community committed to research and data-based decision making, cooperation, collegiality, mutual support, and sensitivity to the needs of our stakeholders.

Our Goals
  • Provide learning opportunities for teachers and administrators to improve their abilities to implement standards and research-based instructional practices
  • Serve as a support network while strategically growing the capacities of the educators in our area

Upcoming Curriculum Events


OTES 2.0 Bridge Training

Wed Aug 11 2021
to Thu Aug 12 2021


Mentor Training

Thu Aug 12 2021
to Fri Aug 13 2021


Wilson Reading System 3- Day Introductory Workshop

Wed Sep 1 2021
to Fri Sep 3 2021


Mentor Training

Mon Sep 27 2021
to Tue Sep 28 2021

Angela Terella - Director of Curriculum and Instruction
Angela Terella
Director of Curriculum and Instruction
(330) 945-5600 x511275
[email protected]

Curriculum Staff:

Pat Clayton
Pat Clayton
Social Studies, Foreign Language Content Consultant
Patricia Clayton is the Social Studies Consultant at the Summit ESC. She served as a classroom teacher, athletic director, faculty advisor for various clubs at Mogadore High School for 25 years. Other state and local roles have included:
ODE Academic Content Standards Advisory Committee
ODE Network of Regional Leaders
ODE Model Curriculum Writer
Ohio Council for the Social Studies
Patricia has written articles for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Ohio Council for Social Studies, served as a lead for a 5-million-dollar federal American history grant, and served as a social studies consultant for Scott Foresman, Houghton Mifflin, and Jarret. Pat was the 2017 Summit County Woman of the Year for Innovation. She has also presented at national, state, and regional conferences.
Sally Gibson
Sally Gibson
Administrative Assistant to Director
Steve Miller
Steve Miller
Math Consultant
Consultation Services
Mathematical Content
Curriculum Mapping
Implementing Ohio Learning Standards for Mathematics
Incorporating Mathematical Practices in the Classroom
Classroom Discourse
Number Talks
Mathematical Mindsets
Andrea Patt
Andrea Patt
Curriculum Consultant
Andrea is currently the Resident Educator Mentor/Coordinator as well as one of our Curriculum Consultants at Summit ESC.  She holds a B.S. in Human Ecology with a concentration in Human Development and Family Science along with a M. Ed in Middle Childhood Education from The Ohio State University. In addition, she carries an Advanced Certificate in Administration in grades PK-12.  
Andrea has worked as a Social Studies and Reading Teacher at Baltimore County Public Schools in Baltimore, Maryland, as well as a Title I Reading Tutor at Streetsboro City Schools.  She most recently worked as a Social Studies teacher at Constellation Schools LLC in which she was a part of the Building Leadership Team and Curriculum Writing Commitee. 
Jean Pauna
Jean Pauna
Gifted Curriculum Consultant
My teaching experience began in Minnesota where I taught art for 12 years.  After moving to Ohio, I earned a gifted license and taught gifted for 4 years.  At that point, I became a gifted coordinator and have worked as a coordinator for the last 16 years in a few different areas of the state in that capacity.
I will be Summit ESC's new gifted coordinator.  I will also be helping out in other curriculum areas as needed since  I also have a background in the visual/performing arts as well as gifted certification.
Some duties may include:
  • Gifted identification/overseeing written education plans
  • Helping/advising on acceleration requests
  • Helping to ensure compliance with any ODE requests
  • Angela Terella
    Angela Terella
    Director of Curriculum and Instruction
    Debbie Theirl, M.Ed.
    Debbie Theirl, M.Ed.
    English Language Arts/ Literacy Content Specialist K-12
    Debbie Theirl is a consultant with the department of Curriculum and Instruction. She has served as principal, curriculum specialist, Reading Recovery Teacher-Leader, literacy coach, Title I/Federal Programs consultant, and classroom teacher for two Northeast Ohio school districts. Additionally, Debbie serves as a State Support Team Region 8 school improvement consultant.
    Debbie holds the following roles at the state and local level: 
    --OLAC facilitator
    --OLI-4 Coach 
    Some of the services that Debbie provides to districts are as follows:
    --Data Analysis
    --Instructional Coaching
    --Curriculum Mapping
    --Common Formative Assessments
    --Instructional Strategies
    --Ohio’s Instructional Tools and Resources
    --Ohio Improvement Process External Coach
    --Running Record Training and Support
    --Language Arts Supports
    --Writing Supports 
    Dr. Missi Zender-Sakach
    Dr. Missi Zender-Sakach
    Science, Health, and Physical Education Content Consultant
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