• 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.

    Contact Information

    Please contact us with any questions, concerns, comments or feedback.

    Gina Anderson
    Gina Anderson
    Chief Academic Officer
    (425) 335-1500 | Email Gina
    John Balmer
    Dr. John Balmer
    Assistant Superintendent of Human Resource Services
    (425) 335-1500 | Email John
    Steve Burleigh
    Steve Burleigh
    Executive Director of Elementary Teaching & Learning
    (425) 335-1500 | Email Steve
    Mike Snow
    Mike Snow
    Executive Director of Secondary Teaching & Learning
    (425) 335-1500 | Email Mike Snow
    Mike Weatherbie
    Mike Weatherbie
    Executive Director of Educational Technology & State Assessment
    (425) 335-1500 | Email Mike Weatherbie
    Sarah Danielson
    Sarah Danielson
    Executive Director of Student Interventions
    (425) 335-1500 | Email Sarah
    Dr. Monica Meadows
    Dr. Monica Meadows
    Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
    (425) 335-1500 | Email Monica
    Beth Sherwood
    Beth Sherwood
    Office Professional
    On Maternity Leave
    Chari Taber
    Chari Taber
    Office Professional
    (425) 335-1682 | Email Chari
    Christie Jones
    Christie Jones
    Office Professional
    (425) 335-1614 | Email Christie

    Special Services

    Miriam Tencate
    Dr. Miriam Tencate
    Exec. Director of Special Services
    (425) 335-1500 ext. 1504 | Email Miriam
    Debbie Eichner-Hatch
    Debbie Eichner-Hatch
    Compliance Secretary
    (425) 335-1500 ext. 1660 | Email Debbie
    Keri Joseph
    Keri Joseph
    Director of Special Services
    (425) 335-1500 ext. 1567 | Email Keri
    Sabrina McBride
    Sabrina McBride
    Special Services Office Professional
    (425) 335-1500 ext. 1577 | Fax: (425) 335-1549
    Email Sabrina