The Responsive Classroom

Responsive Classroom is a character education program being implemented at Chancellor Livingston School in grades K - 5. This program is an established "best practice" that is used in hundreds of school districts. The Responsive Classroom program at Chancellor Livingston School:


Essential components of Responsive Classroom are:



Implementing the learning skills associated with Responsive Classroom has taken some time. Professional development opportunities for Faculty members began in September 2007 and concluded mid-year 2009. Mr. King, CLS Principal, also was provided full training during Summer 2010. The next phase of training will be to provide all remaining staff members and bus drivers with a working knowledge of Responsive Classroom. In addition, we will be looking into opportunities for staff to continue their training with Responsive Classroom II. 


For detailed information on Responsive Classroom, you are encouraged to access the following website: In particular, the "About" and "Research on RC" sections may be of particular interest.


Questions about Responsive Classroom at Chancellor Livingston School may be directed to Mr. Brett King, CLS BuildingPrincipal, or Mr. Marvin Kreps, Director of Curriculum and Instruction. Respectively, their e-mail addresses are: [email protected] or [email protected]


845.871.5520 - District
845.871.5520 ext. 5527 - Transportation
845.871.5570 ext. 6560 - Registration
845.871.5570 ext. 6551 - Special Education
845.871.5570 ext. 6560 - Curriculum & Instruction


Mailing: P.O. Box 351, Rhinebeck, NY 12572
Physical: 45 N. Park Rd., Rhinebeck, NY 12572


845.871.5570 - Chancellor Livingston Elementary
845.871.5500 - Bulkeley Middle School
845.871.5500 - Rhinebeck High School