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Northern Valley Curriculum Center
Meet the Staff of the Northern Valley Curriculum Center



Robert Price, Ed.D
 E-mail:  price@nvnet.org
  Phone:  201-768-2200  ext. 12300
 Fax:  201-750-1549

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Dr. Price is the Director of Curriculum & Instruction. Robert received his undergraduate degree in Geology and Studio Art from Rutgers College. Dr. Price has also earned a MA in Fine Arts from Montclair State College, a M. Ed. in Science Education from Rutgers Graduate School of Education and his Doctorate in Curriculum and Teaching from Teachers College, Columbia University. Before entering the field of staff development he was a science teacher, at the high school and middle school levels, a computer teacher, Gifted and Talented teacher, and Technology Coordinator for a K-8 school district. Dr. Price is a member of the board of the New Jersey Learning Forward and has served on the board of directors of the New Jersey Business/Industry Science Education Consortium (NJBISEC), was a Panelist for National Assessment of Educational Progress, (NAEP), and a 2003 Governor’s Teacher Recognition Honoree. He has presented at various conferences and colleges and is presently an adjunct professor of education at Montclair State University.  More recently Dr. Price has participated as a member of New Jersey’s PARCC Educator Leader Cadre.  His efforts with this group have lead to a deep understanding of the importance of effective implementation of the Common Core State Standards into the curriculum.    


Kathleen O'Flynn, M.A.
Phone:  201-768-2200  ext. 12305
Fax:  201-750-1549

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Mrs. Kathleen O’Flynn is the Supervisor of Professional Learning at the Office of Curriculum and Instruction. She received a Masters Degree in Education from Montclair State University and a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education/American Studies from Douglass College at Rutgers University. Additionally, Mrs. O’Flynn holds Supervisory Certification.  Before becoming a staff developer, Mrs. O’Flynn taught at the first and second grade level, and more recently spent time as a school based staff developer. Mrs. O’Flynn serves as co-chairperson for the Northern Valley Schools Regional Professional Development Board.  Kathleen 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.


Virginia Senande, M.A.
Phone:  201-768-2200  ext. 24224
Fax:  201-750-1549

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Mrs. Virginia Senande is the Learning Systems Technology Integrator for the Northern Valley Regional High School district. Mrs. 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, Mrs. Senande holds Supervisor and Principal Certification. Before joining the Northern Valley Curriculum Center, Mrs. Senande taught high school Spanish and served as an Administrative Intern, Tech Mentor, and Acting Assistant Principal. Mrs. 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.  



Amy Brown
Phone:  201-768-2200  ext. 12306
Fax:  201-750-1549

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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 Certification and Orton Gillingham Teacher Certification. 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.


Kelly Stevens
Phone:  201-768-2200  ext. 12306
Fax:  201-750-1549

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Ms. Kelly Stevens works for the Demarest Public Schools. In addition, she has taught Second 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. In addition to classroom teaching, 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.


Samantha Kreielsheimer,
Adminstrative Secretary
  Phone:  201-768-2200  ext. 12270
 Fax:  201-750-1549


Melissa Brady,
Associate Secretary
 E-mail:  bradym@nvnet.org
  Phone: 201-768-2200 ext. 12260
 Fax:  201-750-1549



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