Curriculum & Instruction

The mission of the Office of Curriculum & Instruction is to establish a rigorous, engaging, and standards-aligned academic educational program that prepares students for college and career readiness. The Director of Curriculum oversees the district curriculum, professionalBook laying open with a tree coming out of it. The trunk of the tree is a sharpened pencil and the leaves are lightbulbs, calculators, protractors, etc. learning, and assessment delivery and analysis for students in grades PreK-12th. The office works to develop and enhance family and community partnerships to promote high levels of student success and achievement. All of this work is performed with the basis of identifying specific areas to prioritize for improvement in alignment with the goals of the Strategic Educational Framework (SEF) and the Stafford Board of Education.


Mr. Steve Autieri
Portrait of Steve Autieri.
Director of Curriculum and Instruction
(860) 684-4213
Mr. Autieri is the Director of Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment for the Stafford Public Schools. He will be entering his third full year in Stafford. Prior to joining the Stafford Public Schools, Mr. Autieri served as the Science Curriculum Leader K-12 for the Suffield Public Schools. Mr. Autieri was the Teacher of the Year for the East Haven Public Schools and was named the 2017 recipient of the National Science Teachers Association Robert E. Yager Excellence in Teaching Award in Buffalo, NY at the National Congress for Science Education.
University of Connecticut, Hartford, CT
    Professional Certificate in Executive Leadership  July 2020 - July 2021 
CT Superintendent of Schools (093)(Anticipated) - July 2021
Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT
    Sixth Year Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Leadership January 2013 - August 2014
    CT Intermediate Supervisor /Administrator Endorsement (092)
Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT 
    M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction January 2013 - August 2014
    Major Project: Enhancing Science Teaching Through a Transformative and immersive Inquiry-Based Professional Development Experience for Urban Teachers.  
    CT Certification: Biology (030), General Science (034)  
University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
    M.S. Cell and Molecular Biology August 2004 - August 2008
    Thesis: The role of L-fucose and resident Escherichia coli commensal strains in the colonization of the mouse intestine.  
Keene State College, Keene, NH 
    B.S. Biology August 1999 - May 2003


Administrative Assistant to the Director of Curriculum and Instruction

(860) 684-4213



District Vision

The mission of the Stafford Public Schools is to prepare our students to assume productive, meaningful, and responsible roles in an increasingly competitive global society.



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