• Quality Schools 

    Dr. Michael K. Webb, Director


    The Department of Quality Schools provides professional learning and curriculum services through the Offices of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment (CIA), Professional Development (PD), and Instructional Technology. The primary focus of the department is to provide instructional program support to educators and administrators in Delaware County schools and districts.  Quality Schools seeks to design solutions, coordinate resources, and share best practices in alignment with school and district-based needs to improve student achievement throughout the county.

    Quality Schools Departments

    Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

    The Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (CIA) Office provides support for Delaware County schools and districts in the areas of curriculum, instruction, and assessment. As such, CIA staff serve as a liaison between the Pennsylvania Department of Education and local education agencies in the training and interpretation of instructional policies and initiatives. The office also coordinates partnerships with higher education, county-wide curriculum councils, continuing professional education, and instructional technology.

    To contact Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, email kdreisbach@dciu.org or call 610-938-9000, ext. 2026.


    Instructional Technology 

    The division of Instructional Technology serves as a resource to provide support to schools that are looking at new ways to incorporate technology into their curriculum.  As educational technology trends quickly advance the department serves as a resource to provide schools, consultation, pricing, and other resources for assistance. The Instructional Technology Department also provides professional development for teachers and hands-on technology workshops.

    Contact Instructional Technology, email lmartini@dciu.org or call 610-938-9000, ext. 2092. 


    Professional Development

    The Professional Development Office provides technical support and training for professional and paraprofessional staff in districts, IU programs, Approved Private schools, Nonpublic schools, and Charter schools on current issues and topics in education. In addition, parent education programs are offered regularly. Professional Development Specialists work closely with state education agencies to support schools in implementing best practices for statewide initiatives related to a variety of topical areas such as behavior support, inclusive practices and least restrictive environment, response to intervention, transition, autism, and assistive technology.

    To contact Professional Development, email cnapp@dciu.org or call 610-938-9000, ext. 2130.

    For a full list of Quality Schools contacts, click here.


    Quality School Professional Learning Topics

    • Professional learning – special education
    • Professional learning – regular education
    • Assistive technology
    • Project MAX
    • Multi-Tier Systems of Support (MTSS) and RTII
    • Autism
    • Literacy 
    • Math
    • Positive behavior support
    • Least restrictive environment
    • Transition services
    • Non-public schools professional development (Title II)
    • Curriculum consultations
    • Instructional initiatives
    • Educator Effectiveness
    • SLOs 
    • Project Based Assessments
    • Classroom Diagnostic Tools
    • PVAAS
    •  eMetric
    • SAS
    • Comprehensive Planning / School Improvement
    • SPP
    • Continuing Professional Education (CPE) courses
    • Consortium pricing agreements
    • Higher education opportunities
    • Standardized assessment (PSSA, Keystone) questions
    • Online and blended learning options
    • Educational technology
    • Student events (Reading Olympics, STEM Design Challenge, Science Fair, Computer Fair, etc.)