Meet the Curriculum Staff

DR. ELIZABETH MCKEANEY

Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
Dr. McKeaney

Dr. Elizabeth McKeaney joined the Colonial School District administrative team as the Director of Curriculum in August, 2005. With a strong background in strategic planning and instructional improvement, Dr. McKeaney provides District-wide leadership and support to schools in the areas of supervision and evaluation of curriculum, assessment and program development, including professional development and the implementation of English as a Second Language and Title I federally-funded programs.

Dr. McKeaney has presented at numerous conferences including the Pennsylvania Staff Development Council, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Pennsylvania Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) Conference, and Pennsylvania Title I, Improving School Performance Conference. In 2000, while a teacher in CSD, she was awarded the Milken National Educator Award by Pennsylvania Department of Education and the Milken Foundation.

As a teacher, Dr. McKeaney worked at the elementary and middle school level in both urban and suburban school environments. Her experiences include gifted support teacher, English as a Second Language co-teacher in an inclusive multi-age setting, staff developer and instructional coach.

Dr. McKeaney received her Bachelor of Science in elementary education, master’s degree in education administration and K-12 Principal and Curriculum and Instruction certificates from Temple University. She earned her doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Pennsylvania.


SERGIO ANAYA

Curriculum Supervisor
Mr. Anaya

Sergio Anaya began his career in the Colonial School District as a high school social studies teacher in 1999. He joined the administrative team as a Curriculum Technology Specialist in 2004 and transitioned to his current Curriculum Supervisor position in August, 2005. As Curriculum Supervisor, Mr. Anaya oversees:


  • Social Studies
  • World Language
  • Entrepreneurship, Design and Innovation (Business, Technology Education and Art)
  • Health and Physical Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Instructional Technology
  • Secondary Library
Mr. Anaya has presented at numerous conferences including the National Council for History Education and Pennsylvania Department of Education’s English As a Second Language conference Multiple Cultures, Multiple Voices: Preparing Diverse Learners in the Era of Globalization. He was an administrative leader for the Classrooms For the Future Grant and represented CSD by participating in the 2010 Keystone Exam Social Studies Committee.

Mr. Anaya’s teaching career began in Southeastern New Mexico before he moved to Pennsylvania. In New Mexico Sergio received his Bachelor of Science in anthropology and history from Eastern New Mexico University. Mr. Anaya earned a master’s in applied technology and his Instructional Technology Specialist Certification from Chestnut Hill College. He attained his Principal Certification from Penn State University.


DR. KATY GIOVANISCI

Curriculum Supervisor

Dr. Giovanisci
Dr. Giovanisci joined the Colonial School District administration team in 2008 as assistant principal at Colonial Middle School, later became associate principal at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School and then moved to the Curriculum Supervisor position starting with the 2013-2104 school year. She was awarded the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit/Freedom Credit Union “Voices of Inspiration” Award for Teaching Excellence in May 2008. As Curriculum Supervisor, Dr. Giovanisci oversees:

  • Language Arts
  • Reading
  • Elementary Library
  • AVID
  • Art K-5
  • Music K-12
  • Professional Development Coordination
  • District Comprehensive Plan
A graduate of Plymouth Whitemarsh High School, Dr. Giovanisci holds a bachelor’s degree from the Pennsylvania State University and master’s and doctorate degrees from St. Joseph’s University.


GINA NELSON

Curriculum Coordinator

Mrs. Nelson
Gina Nelson began her career in the Colonial School District as a secondary mathematics teacher in 1995. She joined the curriculum team as a teacher on special assignment in the role of K-12 Mathematics Coordinator starting the 2013-2014 school year. In addition to 17 years of teaching experience in CSD, she has held the following leadership positions at Colonial Middle School: Team Leader, Department Liaison and Master Teacher (two terms). In these positions, Gina has written standards aligned curriculum, facilitated highly effective professional development sessions and served on district level committees focusing on continual academic growth for students and professional growth for teachers. As Curriculum Coordinator, Mrs. Nelson is responsible for:

  • Mathematics
  • Master Teacher Program
Mrs. Nelson received a Bachelor of Science in secondary mathematics education from West Chester University and a master's degree in education from Gratz College.


MARIA WILECZEK

Curriculum Supervisor

Mrs. Wileczek
Maria Wileczek joined the Colonial School District as Curriculum Supervisor in 2009. Under her leadership, the Science Department has begun important work in identifying student needs and building in opportunities for students to develop into 21st century learners. A main focus of the science curriculum review is to refine the program to ensure students as scientifically literate and capable of using scientific knowledge and inquiry skills with today’s technological innovations. Mrs. Wileczek also was an administrative leader for the Classrooms For the Future Grant. As Curriculum Supervisor, Mrs. Wileczek oversees:

  • Science
  • Family and Consumer Science
  • Federal Programs
  • Gifted Programs
  • Teacher Effectiveness
  • Innovative Programs
Mrs. Wileczek came to CSD from the Upper Darby School District where she served 11 years as a biology teacher and then Assistant Principal. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Education and Biology from the University of Scranton in 1998. She completed her Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership as well as administrative and supervisory certifications in 2005 from Saint Joseph’s University.
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