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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 Talented (GT) 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

steven troen

Director of Teaching and Learning

Amy B. Miller

Teaching and Learning Coordinator,
HS English-language arts, HS social studies, K-12 English learners, K-12 specialists/electives, K-8 gifted-talented, Q Comp

gretchen cary

Teaching and Learning Specialist,
6-8 Literacy and Multi-Tiered Systems of Support, Integrated Units of Study


Equity and Inclusion Coordinator,
AVID, cultural family advocates

paul olson

Teaching and Learning Coordinator,
K-12 Math, science, STEM, Magnet School Programs, Innovative Programs, Business and Community Partners

jennifer huling

Teaching and Learning Specialist,
Learning and Technology, 1:1 Learning, Schoology

megan pershica

Teaching and Learning Coordinator, Pre-K-12 Literacy

michelle demers

Assessment Coordinator

nandi rieck

State and Federal Programs Coordinator,
Grants, Title Program, Career Development, Homeless Liaison