• 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 Info

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

    Elementary Teaching & Learning

    Gina Anderson

    Gina Anderson
    Executive Director
    (425) 335-1500 ext. 1582
    Email Gina Anderson

    Laureen Andersen

    Laureen Andersen
    Executive Assistant
    (425) 335-1500 ext. 1626
    Email Laureen Andersen

    Secondary Teaching & Learning

    John Gebert

    Dr. John Gebert
    Executive  Director
    (425) 335-1500 ext. 1624
    Email John Gebert

    Connie Tangen

    Connie Tangen
    Executive Assistant
    (425) 335-1500 ext. 1614
    Email Connie Tangen

    Assessment & Student Learning

    Gina Anderson

    Gina Anderson
    Executive Director
    (425) 335-1500 ext. 1582
    Email Gina Anderson

    Robin Swanson

    Robin Swanson
    Executive Assistant
    (425) 335-1500 ext. 1682
    Email Robin Swanson

    Special Services

    Miriam Tencate

    Miriam Tencate
    Exec. Director of Special Services
    (425) 335-1500 ext. 1504
    Email Miriam Tencate

    Debbie Eichner-Hatch

    Debbie Eichner-Hatch
    Compliance Secretary
    (425) 335-1500 ext. 1660
    Email Debbid Eichner-Hatch

    Keri Joseph

    Keri Joseph
    Director of Special Services
    (425) 335-1500 ext. 1567
    Email Keri Joseph

    Mary Beth Reichow

    Mary Beth Reichow
    Special Services Secretary
    (425) 335-1500 ext. 1577
    Email Mary Beth Reichow

    Professional Learning

    Sarah Danielson

    Sarah Danielson
    Director of Professional Learning
    (425) 335-1500 ext. 1589
    Email Sarah Danielson

    Teaching and Learning Department Three Guiding Initiatives

    Three circles

    Lake Eight Instructional Components