Dr. Dan Hartley
Director of Secondary Instruction
Director of Elementary Instruction
District Science Coordinator
Information Services Supervisor
Grosse Pointe Public School System (GPPSS) engages in a system of continuous improvement that focuses on collaboration and continuity across the district while focusing on our Vision: One Inclusive Community Learning Together, and our Mission of Cultivating Educational Excellence By: Empowering Students, Valuing Diversity, Inspiring Curiosity, and Pushing Possibilities. GPPSS cultivates a robust and equitable educational community where all learners are empowered to reach their unique potential. We strive to provide opportunities that allow students to acquire the attitudes, values, knowledge and skills that prepare them to be contributing members of society.
Thoughtful and carefully aligned practices ensure that the district’s curriculum, instructional approaches and system of assessments are designed to maximize student learning and provide all students a rigorous and relevant curriculum that aligns from preschool through graduation. An innovative, evolving and articulated curriculum that is responsive to the rapidly changing world, broad-based to meet the needs of all students at all levels, and designed to challenge every student to realize their true potential, is essential. Differentiated and culturally responsive instructional approaches based on established best practices and research; high expectations for student and staff performance; and flexibility, innovation and individual teaching styles are the basis for quality learning experiences in every class, every day. Modifications to the curriculum and/or instructional approaches are driven by data obtained from a system of assessments implemented by the district.