About Us

Dr. Mara Koetke

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Director of Curriculum & Instruction

Welcome to the Curriculum and Instruction portion of our website. We hope you will find this information helpful in learning more about our curriculum and the pedagogical strategies we prioritize in our classrooms to ensure optimal student growth. At the heart of each curricular and instructional decision is our Bronxville Promise.  Preparing our students to lead, to engage the world, to innovate, and to think critically influences every aspect of our educational program.  Guided by New York State Next Generation Standards, we strive to provide an enriched curriculum that is guided by research on best practices and prepares our students for an exciting, everchanging future. 

I hope you enjoy exploring our curriculum and learning more about our Bronxville Promise.

Thank you to the Bronxville School Foundation for their generous support of the curriculum initiatives you will learn about here. The Bronxville School Foundation's resources strengthen our work and impact every classroom across the district.

Best,

Dr. Mara Koetke

Rosana Colliniates

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K-8 Literacy Coach

Rosana Colliniates currently serves as the K-8 Literacy Coach and supports ELA teachers in curriculum implementation. In her role, Rosana meets with teachers regularly to determine student needs and collaborates with teachers to create positive literacy environments where students are at the center of instruction. She previously taught fifth grade in the Bronxville Elementary School. Prior to teaching in Bronxville, she worked as a general and special education teacher at P.S. 6, Lillie D. Blake School, on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. As a teacher at P.S. 6, Rosana worked with lead staff developers from The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project and her classroom served as a labsite for teachers and administrators. She is passionate about literacy instruction and is deepening her knowledge base through graduate courses and Teachers College Reading and Writing Project (TCRWP). Coaching Institutes. Rosana has a B.S. in Business Administration from Villanova University and a M.A. in General and Special Education from Fordham University. "Literacy Coach Builds Upon Strengths of Teachers" Article