• 2018-2019 Goals for the North Penn School District Assistant Superintendent,

    Dr. Jenna Mancini Rufo

    Photo of Jenna Rufo

    Click here to learn more about Dr. Rufo.


    Goal 1 - Coordinate the expansion of services to promote student mental health, emotional safety, and wellness by:

    • Developing a continuum of services that includes prevention strategies, social-emotional learning and counseling interventions across all levels of K-12 education
    • Fostering relationships with community organizations and agencies to provide a comprehensive system of support both within and outside of school
    • Increasing capacity of elementary schools for implementing schoolwide positive behavior intervention and supports
    • Investigating the development of an in-district program for students transitioning out of hospitalization settings or those experiencing a behavioral or mental health crisis


    Goal 2 - Coordinate the development of full-day kindergarten programming for implementation in the 2019-2020 school year in collaboration with the Director of Elementary Education by:

    • Developing a comprehensive plan for implementation including:
      • Curriculum
      • Personnel
      • Transportation
      • Facilities
      • Professional Development
      • Purchasing
      • Communication


    Goal 3 - Coordinate efforts to create and sustain an environment that values student and staff differences and promotes equity for all students by:

    • Developing and beginning the implementation of a three-year cultural proficiency plan focusing on:
      • Reducing the achievement gap for students of color
      • Implementing professional development on cultural proficiency and culturally responsive instruction to staff
      • Reducing disproportionality in special education and discipline referrals
      • Recruiting and retaining staff members of color
      • Engage students, staff, and community members in cultural proficiency efforts
    • Increasing the participation of students with low-incidence disabilities in inclusive settings at the secondary level in conjunction with the Director of Special Education
    • Providing professional development to staff on trauma-informed instruction


    Goal 4 - Make recommendations to the professional development program to advance the growth of staff and learning of students by:

    • Evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of the existing professional development program for staff and develop action steps for implementation in 2019-2020 in conjunction with the Continuous Professional Education Committee
    • Coordinating the implementation of an instructional coaching program that provides job-embedded professional development to staff
    • Increasing the use of technology resources as a platform for professional development