< Curriculum Department
Garfield School District
Office of Curriculum & Instruction
125 Outwater Lane | Garfield, NJ 07026 | 973.340.5000


Alexandra Bellenger

Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum
ext. 2307

Karen Garnto

Curriculum Department Secretary
ext. 2330
Curriculum Office: 973.340.5000
Curriculum Fax: 973.772.1420

Assistant Curriculum Supervisors

Language Arts

Dawn Briggs, K-5
ext. 2328
Diane Nunno, 6-12
ext. 2323


Jack LoBue, K-5
ext. 2327
Elizabeth Mierzejewski, 6-12
ext. 2326


Sharon Clarizio, K-5
ext. 2329
Jennifer Botten, 6-12
ext. 2322

Social Studies

Ali Bellenger, K-5
ext. 2307
David Nelke, K-5
ext. 2328
Brian Cameron, 6-12
ext. 2324

Special Education

Deborah Rotio, K-5
ext. 2325
Anna D'Agostino, 6-12
ext. 2332

Important News

Curriculum Adoption and Implementation Timelines

  • All district curricula are aligned to New Jersey State Student Learning Standards.
  • The New Jersey State Board of Education has adopted academic standards in 21st Century Life and Careers, Comprehensive Health and Physical Education, Science, Social Studies, Technology, Visual and Performing Arts, World Languages, Mathematics and Language Arts Literacy on July 9, 2014.
  • The current adoption and timeline can be accessed here.


  • The Quality Single Accountability Continuum (QSAC) is the Department of Education's monitoring and evaluation system for public school districts.
  • The district's Long Term Plan can be accessed here.
  • The District's Math & ELA Action Plans, as well as all School Action Plans can be accessed from the "Action Plans" link above.

New Jersey State Assessments

  • Information from the New Jersey Department of Education on required state assessments can be accessed here.
  • The Garfield School District Testing Schedule can be accessed here.

Links for Teachers