Welcome to the Teaching & Learning Department
The Teaching and Learning (T&L) Department is committed to developing the best instructional programs possible for each and every child in the Lake Stevens School District. We are composed of four departments: Secondary Teaching and Learning, Elementary Teaching and Learning, Special Services, and Assessment and Student Learning. T&L provides support and direction related to curriculum, instruction, assessments, special programs and services, and learning for both students and staff.
Our work is guided by the Lake Stevens School District’s Foundation for Excellence, particularly the goal area of Excellence in Teaching and Learning, and the T&L department’s Three Guiding Initiatives. Our Three Guiding Initiatives answer the following questions:
- What does excellent instruction look like?
- What do we want students to know and be able to do?
- And, How do we know our students are learning?
Lake Stevens has adopted the Charlotte Danielson Framework for Teaching to define excellent instruction. The Common Core State Standards as well as Washington State Learning Standards and Next Generation Science Standards answer the question of what our students should know and be able to do upon graduation from high school. Finally, we will know our students are learning and growing by our ongoing and embedded use of data and assessments. As a district we have embraced an inquiry cycle approach to problem solving as defined by the Data Wise process.
Believing that instruction is the most important factor in student learning, we strive to create professional learning experiences for our teachers and administrators that are embedded in their work, ongoing, and collaborative that will facilitate their growth and development as professionals. Improved instruction will lead to improved student learning.
Please contact us with any questions, concerns, comments or feedback.Dr. Ken Collins
Assistant Superintendent of Teaching & Learning
Email Ken CollinsGina Anderson
Executive Director of Instructional Leadership
Email Gina AndersonMike Snow
Executive Director of Curriculum & Instruction
Email Mike SnowSarah Danielson
Director of Student Intervention
Email Sarah DanielsonMike Weatherbie
Director of Educational Technology & Assessment
Email Mike WeatherbieBeth Macho
Email Beth MachoChari Taber
Email Chari TaberChristie Jones
Email Christie Jones
Special ServicesDr. Miriam Tencate
Exec. Director of Special Services
(425) 335-1500 ext. 1504
Email Miriam TencateDebbie Eichner-Hatch
(425) 335-1500 ext. 1660
Email Debbid Eichner-HatchKeri Joseph
Director of Special Services
(425) 335-1500 ext. 1567
Email Keri JosephMary Beth Reichow
Special Services Secretary
(425) 335-1500 ext. 1577
Email Mary Beth Reichow
Three Guiding Initiatives