Office of Teaching and Learning

115 S. Ludlow St.
Dayton OH 45402
Tel. (937) 542-3231
Fax (937) 542-3214

The heart of any school district is the delivery of instruction and the implementation of a standards-based, research-driven curriculum. The role of the Office of Teaching and Learning is to ensure that students, teachers and parents have the tools, materials, and opportunities for engagement to provide high-quality educational opportunities so that our students are ready for the demands of the 21st century.

The department implements, monitors and supports all instructional and professional development initiatives designed to improve the academic performance, achievement and psychosocial functioning of our diverse student population in grades prekindergarten through 12. 

The Office of Teaching and Learning is comprised of the following offices:

  • Humanities
  • Science
  • Mathematics Library Media and Educational Technology
  • Special Education

Curriculum Support Projects


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Academic Focus

Our Vision

We will become a model for quality public education and a district of choice for the community.

Our Mission

Every student enters kindergarten ready to learn and graduates ready for college and career.

Our Values

  • No excuses
  • Academic excellence is our top priority
  • Every student is challenged to achieve
  • Learning strategies and environments reflect a rich cultural heritage
  • Excellent education requires excellent educators
  • Education is collaborative and involves every stakeholder in the process
  • Strong schools in strong neighborhoods build a strong and successful community

Academic Achievement Targets

Kindergarten – 60% enter ready to learn

Third Grade – 80% read on grade level

12th Grade – 95% graduate ready for college and career

Close the Gap – 80% of all students are proficient or better in reading and math

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