Regional Curriculum Office Staff


Ms. Kathleen O’Flynn is the Director of Curriculum and Instruction. Ms. O'Flynn was previously the Supervisor of Professional Learning at the Office of Curriculum and Instruction, an NVCC Staff Developer, and also taught at the first and second-grade level. She received a Masters's Degree in Education from Montclair State University and a Bachelors's Degree in Elementary Education/American Studies from Douglass College at Rutgers University. Additionally, Ms. O’Flynn holds Supervisory, Principal, and Superintendent Certification. Ms. O’Flynn currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Bergen County Curriculum Consortium. In addition, Ms. O'Flynn is a graduate of the Learning Forward Academy 2014, a two-year national professional development and leadership program. She has presented at both state and national conferences.


Ms. Virginia Senande is the Supervisor of Professional Learning at the Office of Curriculum and Instruction. Ms. Senande received her Bachelors Degree in Spanish and Political Science as well as her Translation Certificate from Rutgers College at Rutgers University and her Masters Degree in Education: Administration and Supervision from St. Peter’s College. Additionally, Ms. Senande holds Supervisor and Principal Certification. Before joining the Northern Valley Curriculum Center, Ms. Senande taught high school Spanish and served as an Administrative Intern, Tech Mentor, and Acting Assistant Principal. Ms. Senande was most recently the Learning Systems Technology Integrator for the Northern Valley High Schools. Ms. Senande has also served on the Local and Regional Professional Development Committees and the Regional Professional Development Board, and as an Instructional Coach and Consultant to the Northern Valley Curriculum Center.



Ms. Amy Brown serves as the Literacy Specialist for the Old Tappan School District and has been a facilitator for the Office of Curriculum and Instruction since 2002. She received her Bachelors Degree in Human Resources Administration, along with her teaching certificate, from Muhlenberg College and her Masters degree in Literacy from Long Island University. Ms. Brown holds Supervisory, Orton Gillingham Teacher and Elementary Principal Certifications. She is also a member of the Northern Valley's first cohort of instructional coaches. Ms. Brown teaches graduate courses through Regional Training Center for TCNJ and Gratz College in addition to working with private clients with dyslexia.



Ms. Kelly Stevens works for the Demarest Public Schools as Supervisor of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment. She has taught second and third grade, as well as a second through fourth grade language and learning disabilities class. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Rhode Island and a Masters of Professional Studies in Elementary and Special Education from Manhattanville College. She has also completed coursework in the area of Educational Technology, as well as her supervision certificate. Kelly is also an instructional coach in the Northern Valley, as well as a trained mentor. She has also served on curriculum writing committees for both Language Arts and Science.


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