Academic Programs

The Avon Central School District embraces new education standards, and we continuously revise and improve our curriculum using a variety of tools to gauge student learning to inform our instructional practices. Our District Mission is to develop lifelong learners and responsible citizens equipped to prosper in the global society. We are truly grateful for the dedication of time and effort the Avon Central School staff has devoted, and continue to devote, to supporting the growth and development of our students.

Our Team:

Christina Ecklund

Alina Herzog

Director of Academic Programs

Secretary to the Director of Academic Programs

(585) 226-2455 ext 1641

(585) 226-2455 ext 1645


AIS Providers

Social Workers

Tara Schneider
Integration Specialist
(585) 226-2455 ext 1448

Elementary School
Math: Anthony Patti
Reading: Jill Rider & Sandra Kaufmann

Baylee Barrett
ES Social Worker
(585) 226-2455 ext 1121

Amanda Schroeder
Integration Specialist
(585) 226-2455 ext 1821

Middle School
Math: Alexis Kyle
Reading: Catherine Marion-Mantha & Mary DeWolf, Teaching Assistant

Marcy O'Dell
ES/MS Social Worker
(585) 226-2455 ext 1723

Helpful Links & Additional Resources

NYSED: New York State Education Department

NYS: A Parent's Guide to the NYS Next Generation ELA and Math Learning Standards

Erin's Law: Requires public schools to teach child sexual abuse and exploitation prevention classes to students in kindergarten through eighth grade

NYS Office of Children & Family Services: Report for suspected abuse or maltreatment

McKinney-Vento: NYS TEACHS:
New York State Technical & Educational Assistance Center for Homeless Students


The Avon Central School Mentoring Program is a plan created to provide the best instructional and learning environment for students by ensuring the success and ongoing growth of our new teachers. 

Our one-year plan helps us to:

  • Foster the social and professional development of these teachers

  • Facilitate collegial relationships between new staff and current staff

  • Retain beginning teachers

  • Familiarize new educators with policies, procedures, and programs of the district

  • Give guidance and support as new teachers begin their careers at ACS

Mentor training, New Teacher Orientation days, the Mentor/Intern Handbook, observations, coaching, and collaboration of mentors with new staff, training on curriculum and NYS standards, effective teaching strategies, planning and goal setting, other professioanl development sessions, as well as built-in release days for both new teachers and mentors are some of the strategies utilized in this program.

Our outcomes in quality teacher performance, retention and increased satisfaction have validated the need and value of a new teacher/mentor program in our District.

You may contact Amanda Schroeder, our Mentor Coordinator, at, or the Mentor Administrator, Christina Ecklund, at with any questions or concerns regarding Avon School's Mentoring Program.