Instructional Support and Student Services Department
Phone: 607-535-3254 Fax: 607-535-3204
Kristine Somerville - Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction/ Student Services
Rod Weeden - District Data Coordinator
Amy Miller - CSE/CPSE Chairperson
Gail Butler - Administrative Assistant
Kristina Olevnik - Administrative Assistant
The Instructional Support and Student Services staff deal with numerous areas. Please contact this office with any questions regarding the following:
- Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)
- Special Education and other Student Support Services
- Response to Intervention Services
- 504 Accommodation Plans
- District and Testing Data
- Curriculum & Instruction
- Homeless & Temporary Housing
- English Language Learners (ELL) Services
- Title IX
- District Grants
The Watkins Glen School District supports an inclusive educational community where each child is empowered to learn and achieve his or her potential. Diversity of all students is embraced and respected. We have high expectations of all students, maximize opportunities for students to participate in all aspects of the school and greater community, and strive to maintain a safe learning environment.
The Special Services site will guide you through the District's policies, programs, and resources provided to promote the learning of all students.
Student Support Services
Our Student Support Services counselors provide a wide variety of services at all grade levels. These services are a benefit to students, parents and teachers alike. While the quality of the services that we provide to our community is dependent upon a well-organized and articulated plan, it is worth noting that our counselors play a unique role in the lives of our students. Their role is as flexible and adaptable as the needs of our students. More details regarding services and providers can be found at individual sites and in the District Guidance Plan.
District-wide Student Support Service Providers
Katie Mahoney - Occupational Therapist
Ben Bingham - Physical Therapist
Elementary Student Support Services (Guidance)
- School Counselor Elaine Elsik-Malina - Administrative Assistant
Joann Coyle - Mental Health Site-based Counselor
Community Schools -- F.A.C.T. Center
The F.A.C.T. Center (Families and Children Together) is made possible through the Community Schools Grant. It serves the District’s most at-risk students and their parents by removing barriers to academic achievement and career readiness, and promoting strength-based individualized interventions focused on supporting the whole child and family. This provides an opportunity for numerous community agencies to partner with the school district to develop numerous extended day activities for our students.
Instructional Support/District Data
As a learning organization, the vision for Professional Development will affect us all in how we work and grow as individuals as we continue to strive for better results in student achievement. Details regarding District Data and Curriculum and Professional Development can be found by linking to this site.