Challenge. Engage. Empower.

  • Photograph of Dr. Andrea Tejedor, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction & Technology

Graphic of District Motto Challenge. Engage. Empower.
  • The Department of Curriculum, Instruction & Technolgoy helps to ensure that the Highland Falls-Fort Montgomery Central School District, in partnership with our families and community, provides all students with a rigorous and culturally responsive learning environment. In addition, we strive to prove the social, emotional, and academic supports each student needs to achieve their goals and the skills they need for life-long learning. As educators we are committed to continuous improvement, whereby we demonstrate a growth mindset and embrace risk-taking and pedagogical innovation. 

    The team of Pre-K - 12 curriculum and program coordinators, in collaboration with principals, instructional coaches, and educators, lead the district’s curriculum development in alignment with the New York State Learning Next Gerenation Learning Standards. We promote collaboration among educators within and across schools, levels, and content areas to design, implement, and support learning experiences that make authentic connections across disciplines, are meaningful and relevant to our students, our community, and our world, and lead to growth in student understanding. 

    Our mission is to ensure that all students are challenged, engaged and empowered to become life-long learners and citizens committed to the principles of our democracy. 

    The vision of the Highland Falls – Fort Montgomery Central School District, valuing our community schools, is to provide all our students, educators, and the communities we serve with the global knowledge, cultural understanding, and skills needed to complete in the global community.  

    Our motto Challenge. Engage. Empower. drives our work. 

    We believe it is important to:

    • Provide an educational experience where our students and educators become leaders within the state, the nation, and the world.
    • Provide an environment for learning and personal development in which every student sees and can explain the relationship between what he or she studies and its application to an interconnected global community.
    • Provide excellent teaching, supported by high quality content and personalized attention to student learning, empowering our students to be responsible citizens and productive members of our ever-changing society.
    • Provide children with a safe and secure learning environment where they are inspired, guided, and challenged to learn about the world in which they live.