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Teaching, Learning and Assessment

The Penn Hills SD Department of Teaching, Learning, and Assessment works to facilitate the development and implementation of the District's K-12 curriculum, adoptions, and resources used in the classroom. This is based on standards developed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and adopted by the Penn Hills School District. Departmental responsibility also includes the written curricula taught through instruction that is matched to student needs and outcomes that are culturally responsive.   The Department of Teaching, Learning, and Assessment also supports District staff in the development and implementation of standards-based local assessments that are used to adjust instructional practices . We are committed to high-quality instruction and engaging learning environments that intellectually stimulate our diverse student population. If you have questions related to any of the following areas of responsibility, please feel free to contact my office at 412-793-7000 X1251

  • District Curriculum/ PA Standards
  • Instructional Methods

  • Professional Development/Act 48

  • Comprehensive Planning/School Improvement

  • District/State Assessments

  • Federal Programs (exclusive to Title I, II, & IV)

  • English As A Second Language

  • AEDY appeals

  • Virtual Learning (Synchronous) 

  • Penn Hills Cyber Academy (PHCA) (Asynchronous)

  • Graduation pathways

Recent News

Calendar Reminder

As a reminder, there is NO SCHOOL on Friday, May 26 and NO SCHOOL on Monday, May 29.

As we close out our current school year, we also remind you of the following:

Community-Based Reform Initiatives

Dr. Nancy Hines, Superintendent, addresses the board about community-based reform efforts being undertaken by the District in collaboration with community-based agencies and groups.

Class of 2023 Commencement

Commencement exercises for the Class of 2023 will be held on June 9, 2023 at 6:30 PM at Yuhas-McGinley Stadium. Beginning at 6:15 p.m., the event will be broadcast live on 


Athletics and Activities Presentation

Stephanie Strauss, the district athletic director, gave a presentation to the board of directors about Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL), college recruitment, and public relations during the regular voting meeting in April.

Upcoming Events

Contact Information

Renel Williams
Director of Teaching, Learning, and Assessment
(412) 793-7000, Ext. 1251

Terri DeBasi
(412) 793-7000, Ext. 1280