About Assistant Superintendent - Teaching & Learning

About Assistant Superintendent - Teaching & Learning

About Our Department

Dr. Veronica Motley serves the South Euclid Lyndhurst Schools as Assistant Superintendent. Her primary responsibilities are to provide leadership, support and resources for the development and implementation of SEL’s academic program. Additionally, she directs the various continuous improvement processes and initiatives geared toward increasing student achievement.  Dr. Motley is also responsible for oversight of teaching and learning, curriculum, instructional practice, assessment, progress monitoring, professional development, Federal grants,textbooks, educational resources and instructional technology.

With over 25 years of experience, Dr. Motley has an extensive background in public education.  She previously served as our Director of Instruction for five years, and has also practiced educational leadership in the capacity of Director of Student Services, Elementary Principal and Dean of Students. Dr. Motley is also  an adjunct professor and teaches post graduate courses for future school administrators. Dr. Motley enjoys her role and finds it rewarding as she makes a positive contribution to society through the lives of current and future generations.

The Department of Teaching & Learning is responsible for the development of all district curriculum, courses of study and instructional programming. The South Euclid-Lyndhurst School District’s Department of Instruction executes leadership in the development and implementation of the district’s educational programming for students in grades preschool through twelve. We focus on best practices in instruction, development of curriculum, district wide assessments, and professional development for staff.

Utilizing Ohio’s new learning standards, SEL is committed to the success of all of our students and we will continue to make improvements in our instructional programming to ensure its positive impact on the quality of educational services we provide.

Our priorities include:

  • - A district-wide focus on student achievement
  • - An emphasis on high quality instruction
  • - District-wide use of data for informed decision-making
  • - High quality professional development

Department responsibilities include:

  • - Development of and management of the preschool -
      grade12 instructional programming
  • - Selection and purchasing of textbooks and 
      educational materials
  • - Staff development
  • - Testing and assessments
  • - Student achievement and progress
  • - Instructional technology
  • - Supporting parental and community involvement
  • - Library media services
  • - Tutoring and summer school services

Office of the Assistant Superintendent - Teaching & Learning

Dr. Veronica Motley             
Assistant Superintendent,        
Teaching and Learning             
Karen Valenza
Coordinator of Teaching and Learning
Ryan Morton
Technology Integration Specialist

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