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Teaching and Learning

The Teaching and Learning Department is responsible for leadership of the district’s academic goals. The department oversees curriculum development and review; professional development related to curriculum, instruction and assessment, and implementation of state and federal programs that directly impact student learning. The department also oversees the district Assessment Center, Quality Compensation (Q Comp) program and English Learners (EL), Gifted and Talent Development (GTD) and integration and equity programming, and collaborates with the Special Education Department in literacy and math efforts, and the Technology Department to support technology integration into the teaching and learning process.

Our work is rooted in the following principles:

  • Strong Core Collaboration
  • Guided Inquiry
  • Equity
  • Constructivist Learning
  • Formative Assessment
  • 1:1 Access to Technology
  • Growth Mindset
  • Standards-Driven
  • Data-Informed
  • Intervention/Enrichment
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Results-Oriented

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Teaching and Learning Administration

Steve Troen

Director of Teaching & Learning

Amy Miller

Coordinator of Teaching & Learning

Gretchen Cary

Teaching & Learning Specialist

Paul Olson

Coord of Teaching & Learning

Julie Biersack

Teaching & Learning Specialist

Megan Pershica

Coord of Teaching & Learning

Stephen Bell-Kemp

Research, Assessment & Analytics Specialist

Nandi Rieck

Research, Assessment & Analytics Coordinator