Curriculum and Instruction

Mr. Robert Angeli
Associate Superintendent of Schools for Instruction
203-630-4185
robert.angeli@meridenk12.org

The Associate Superintendent of Schools is responsible for the overall instructional process in the Meriden Public Schools. Working in conjunction with the district’s research specialist and curriculum administrator, this office oversees curriculum and program development, staff evaluation, instructional planning and professional improvement. The Associate Superintendent provides on site problem solving with certified staff through frequent visitations and handles certified personnel labor relations. The Associate Superintendent’s Office also deals with parental issues relating to instruction and clarifies board policy and school procedures for parents and the community. Community agencies that this office interacts with regularly include the Meriden Community Action Agency, Casa Boricua and the NAACP.

AASA, The School Superintendents Association, announced the 2013 recipients of the Helping Kids Program, a series of “mini-grants” designated to provide for immediate needs of children and their families.

Funded by AASA through a partnership with the National Joint Powers Alliance, the $2,000 grants will be used to furnish items such as food and clothing and in some instances, temporary housing stipends. Seven winners are chosen annually. This year’s recipients included:

  • Auburn-Washburn Unified School District (Topeka, Kan.);
  • East St. Louis School District (East St. Louis, Ill.);
  • Franklin Pierce School District (Tacoma, Wash.);
  • Grenada School District (Grenada, Miss.);
  • Long Branch Public Schools (Long Branch, N.J.);
  • Meriden Public Schools (Meriden, Conn.);
  • Wausau School District (Wausau, Wisc.).

“Undernourished children or those who do not have access to basic items of clothing are not going to be effective learners in the classroom,” said Chad Coauette, executive director, NJPA. “Our organization is dedicated to providing programs and services that create efficiencies for education in an effort to support our country’s most important resource—our children.”

“We are grateful to the National Joint Powers Alliance for establishing a relationship that can support this important initiative,” said Daniel A. Domenech, executive director, AASA. “There are communities across the country where families are hungry or cannot afford heavy winters coats. The Helping Kids Program helps these families. This effort speaks to the commitment we are making to serve under-resourced communities nationwide.”

Nearly 70 applications were submitted for this year’s mini-grants. The selection committee is made up of representatives from NJPA, AASA and the National Association of Elementary School Principals. For more information about the Helping Kids Program, visit http://www.aasa.org/helping-kids.aspx.