• Teaching and Learning

    Teaching and Learning is located in District Office, One Education Plaza, Nazareth, PA 18064-2397.  To reach this department by telephone, please dial (610) 759-1170 and extension 1136.  To send a fax, please use (610) 759-1806. 
    Isabel C. Resende, Ed.D., Assistant Superintendent
    Noelle S. Kondikoff, Director of Elementary Teaching and Learning (Grades K-6)
    Alan Davis, Director of Secondary Teaching and Learning (Grades 7-12)
    Jennifer Allen, Administrative Assistant to Dr. Resende 
    Karen L. Schwartz, Secretary to Directors of Teaching and Learning

    Mission, Vision, and Educational Value Statements

    Mission Statement


    The mission of the Nazareth Area School District, a catalyst for excellence in education, is to develop students through rigorous educational and co-curricular programs into critical, reflective thinkers with the knowledge and skills to communicate effectively, to integrate technology for learning, and to contribute to an ever-changing, diverse community.


    Vision Statement

    Focus on Learning             Build Character             Shape the Future

    The Nazareth Area School District's vision is to inspire students to become innovative, collaborative, and constructive citizens who embrace diversity, value education and honesty, develop a strong work ethic and a sense of responsibility that challenges them to be leaders in a global society.


    Educational Value Statements


    We believe: Education is a lifelong process through which all students grow to become responsible, contributing citizens of an ever-changing global society. As a citizen, each student has a right to a free public education, to voice their opinion in a respectful manner, and to be free from discrimination. Furthermore, students have human rights as persons and participants in the educational community. These rights include the right to be treated with dignity and the right to contribute to the educational process. Students demonstrate an understanding and respect for the rights of others through their conduct and attitude in the classroom, on the playing field, and out in the community.



    We believe: Education is a lifelong process to prepare all students to become responsible, contributing citizens of an ever-changing global society. 1. Instructional strategies should accomplish these goals: a. Recognize diverse learning styles and the needs of all students. b. Challenge all students to develop to their fullest potential. 2. The responsibility for education should be shared among students, families, educators, and the community. 3. Assessment is an ongoing process that measures, reinforces, and guides instruction using a variety of methods with high expectations for all. 4. All students and staff should be provided with a safe and secure school environment. 5. By holding students to high academic standards, they will be equipped with the necessary knowledge, communication skills, and attitudes to pursue further education and/or enter the workplace. We further believe that all students can learn and that learning is a shared responsibility in a community of lifelong learners. We also believe in the inherent worth of every individual and that everyone in our community deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. This belief forms our standard of social conduct. Finally, we believe that the community is made up of diverse individuals living in a competitive environment and working together for the betterment of the entire community.



    Administrators understand the importance of the school experience for every student and their families. Therefore, administrators agree to the necessity of providing a high-quality curriculum and instruction in a safe, supportive, and effective learning environment that enables our students to grow and learn and ultimately meet their post-secondary goals. Administrators believe this can be accomplished by ensuring that every student's individual needs are met through access to quality learning experiences in a safe, positive, and healthy learning environment in which meaningful communication with families is fostered in a purposeful and productive manner.