Parents’ Right to Know Regarding Teacher Qualifications


To Parents/Guardians:

Your child is attending a school receiving Title I federal funds through the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The ESSA replaced the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and is the latest reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). At the beginning of each school year, local educational agencies receiving Title I funds are required to notify
parents whose student(s) attend a Title I school that they may request information regarding the professional qualifications of the student’s classroom teachers, including at a minimum:

1. Whether the student’s teacher:

  1. Has met State qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction;
  2. Is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which State qualification or licensing criteria have been waived; and
  3. Is teaching in the field of discipline of the certification of the teacher.

2. Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.

If you would like this information, please contact your child’s Principal at 845-744-2031 and the extension listed below or visit the website:

Principal Extension

Aaron Hopmayer
Pine Bush High School


Andre Spinelli
STARS Academy (PBHS)


Lee Hankinson
Circleville Middle School


Stephen Wilder
Crispell Middle School


Kristin Slover
Circleville Elementary School


Elizabeth Sproul
EJ Russell Elementary School


Brian Breheny
Pakanasink Elementary School


Eric Winter
Pine Bush Elementary School



For more information on ESSA, and the role of parents, please visit the United States Department of Education’s (USDE) website at By partnering, families and educators can provide your child with the best education possible. We encourage you to participate in your child’s education. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.



Angela Wise-Landman
Executive Director of Human Resources, Data and Counseling

cc: Principals
Posted on District Website;
Parents/Community: Annual Notifications: Right to Know Letter

Pine Bush Central School District
State Route 302, Pine Bush, NY 12566
Phone: (845) 744-2031
Fax: (845) 744-6189
Brian Dunn
Superintendent of Schools
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