Thomas Olson, Administrative Director of Programming and Planning
Beth Asbury, Ed.D, Supervisor of Instruction
Jennifer Petagno, Supervision of Instruction
Welcome to the Office of Programming and Planning. The department is responsible for a host of tasks with the goal of assuring that Medford Township’s students receive instruction that recognizes varying abilities, promotes critical thinking skills and engages students in the learning process. To promote these instructional strategies, the department researches programs and workshops available to train teachers and staff while analyzing instructional materials for their appropriateness and alignment to the New Jersey state requirements.
The department staff oversees the district assessment program, helps with the task of teacher evaluation and writes grants and reports required by the state to show progress and to obtain special funding. The development of the budget and delegation of funds in the areas of staff development and curriculum are created by the staff with the guidance and input of the superintendent and board of education.
In addition, representatives attend meetings with the Lenape Regional Council and the Burlington County Curriculum Consortium to stay abreast of changes in the state and network with other districts. Affirmative Action questions or concerns are another task of the department staff.
We invite you to visit the areas of assessment, professional development and curriculum to learn more about our department and the district. Additional information about specific programs is available at the individual schools’ websites. Please feel free to contact any member of our team to assist you with any questions you may have.