• 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.

    Dr. Ken Collins Dr. Ken Collins
    Assistant Superintendent of Teaching & Learning
    (425) 335-1500
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    Gina Anderson Gina Anderson
    Executive Director of Instructional Leadership
    (425) 335-1500
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    Mike SnowMike Snow
    Executive Director of Curriculum & Instruction
    (425) 335-1500
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    Sarah DanielsonSarah Danielson
    Director of Student Intervention
    (425) 335-1500
    Email Sarah Danielson
    Mike WeatherbieMike Weatherbie
    Director of Educational Technology & Assessment
    (425) 335-1500
    Email Mike Weatherbie
    Beth MachoBeth Sherwood
    Office Professional
    (425) 335-1626
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    Chari TaberChari Taber
    Office Professional
    (425) 335-1682
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    Christie JonesChristie Jones
    Office Professional
    (425) 335-1614
    Email Christie Jones

    Special Services

    Miriam Tencate Dr. 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
    Sabrina McBride Sabrina McBride
    Special Services Office Professional
    (425) 335-1500 ext. 1577
    Fax: (425) 335-1549
    Email Sabrina McBride

    Three Guiding Initiatives

    Three circles

    Lake Eight Instructional Components