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Janesville teacher named to testing, instruction post

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Gazette staff
August 18, 2011
— A Janesville public school teacher has been promoted to a job that includes overseeing the testing of all district students.

Amy Sheridan is the new interim coordinator for curriculum and assessment. The school board approved the appointment Aug. 9.


Sheridan will “provide guidance relating to instructional leadership for mathematics and gifted and talented programming,” according to a district news release.


“Amy has a keen interest in assessment data and how it can be used to help schools move student achievement targets forward,” said Kim Ehrhardt, district director for curriculum, instruction and assessment.


Sheridan has taught science, social studies, English and math at Janesville’s Edison Middle School since 1998. She was a subject-area leader for reading and language and has taught in the Challenge Program for gifted learners.


Sheridan plans to complete her master’s degree in educational leadership from Cardinal Stritch University in December.


Sixteen people applied for the job. The interim appointment is for the 2011-12 school year.


Sheridan began her new job Aug. 12. She will be paid $69,000 per year.



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