The Director of Curriculum and Instruction works closely with the principal, the Director of Guidance, Director of Special Services, subject area supervisors and teachers to develop the total school curriculum, and assists in the formulation of a philosophy and objectives for the instructional plan.The Office of Curriculum and Instruction focuses on the implementation, integration and evaluation of the content/academic programs offered at Watchung Hills Regional High School. With rigorous expectations and a wide-range of opportunities in the areas of Arts/Family and Consumer Sciences, Business/Arts, English, Mathematics, Physical Education and Health, Science, Social Studies, and World Languages, there is collaboration among teachers, staff, administrators, students, and the community to provide a meaningful educational experience for each individual with a focus on student centered learning. With an emphasis on continuous improvement, and on 21st century learning skills, there is close alignment with the updated New Jersey and Common Core Standards. Professional development for all faculty members is at the forefront of the endeavors of this office, with opportunities for the staff to become involved in Professional Learning Communities, participate in monthly Strategies for Success sessions, and to attend both workshops/conferences both here at Watchung Hills and elsewhere around the State. Staying abreast of current research, sharing best practices, and improving continually upon classroom instruction are key objectives to ensure that WH faculty members prepare our students to face the challenges that lie ahead and to create optimal opportunities for their success.