Meet the Curriculum Staff
Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
Rosemarie Gregitis joined Colonial School District in July of 2013 as Principal of Plymouth Elementary School and was promoted to Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment in the summer of 2020. Mrs. Gregitis came to Colonial from the Upper Darby School District where she served as Principal of the Charles Kelly Elementary School (CKES), including one year as Interim Principal at CKES and the district’s Kindergarten Center. She has extensive experience as a reading specialist, instructional support teacher, kindergarten and elementary classroom teacher and literacy coach.
Mrs. Gregitis holds a B.S. from West Chester University and an M.S. and Principal’s and Supervision Certifications from St. Joseph’s University.
DR. KATY 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
- Elementary Library
- 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.
Diversity, Equity and Instruction Officer
Gerald James became Colonial's first Diversity, Equity and Instruction Officer in September 2020. His duties include reviewing curriculum to meet the needs of a diverse and underrepresented student population, cultivating equity in the recruitment of faculty and staff and assisting educators in creating culturally supportive learning environments that ensure high expectations for the academic achievement of all students.
Mr. James previously served as the Assistant Director of Student Affairs for Penn State Behrend. Prior to Penn State, he spent nearly two decades in educational positions at Girard College in Philadelphia and served as the Assistant Director of Administrative Services and Quality Assurance Consultant for the Philadelphia Mental Health Center. Mr. James received his Bachelor of Science degree in Human Performance Management from Immaculata University and holds Master's degrees in Administration of Human Services and Administration of Justice from Wilmington University.
Edward Merk is one of the curriculum supervisors in the Colonial School District. He joined the administrative team in 2018 after serving as the K-12 Mathematics Curriculum Leader in the Downingtown Area School District for the past 3 years. Four years prior to that, Mr. Merk was part of a pioneering team that created the Downingtown S.T.E.M. Academy High School which pushed the limits of public education by emphasizing a growth mindset, inquiry based learning, and STEM initiatives for students. With a strong background in mathematics education, new program facilitation, and teaching innovation, Mr. Merk will enhance the academic programs Colonial offers by directing others in a supportive environment, coordinating team based solutions, and promoting a positive culture.
As Curriculum Supervisor, Mr. Merk oversees:
- Health and Physical Education
Mr. Merk also has experience teaching mathematics at the middle school, high school, and college levels in addition to developing summer school programs. He received his Bachelor of Science and Masters of Arts Degrees in Mathematics Education from West Chester University and completed his administrative certification at Immaculata University.
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:
- 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.