Learning & Teaching Overview

The Department of Learning and Teaching provides support, direction and opportunity to the Curriculum Department, Instruction Department, Assessment Department, Student Services Department, College & Career Readiness Department, and Student Programs Department. This department is committed to providing all District 303 learners with innovative instructional experiences and environments that will enhance future post-secondary opportunities and successes.

Key Pillars of Innovation

To help capture the essential elements of innovative learning experiences and practices, District 303 has outlined four key pillars of innovation as a part of its Strategic Commitments:

• Personalization of Learning

• Authentic Learning Experiences

• Responsive Teaching

• Competency-Based Strategies

These same four key pillars of innovation are also a focus for staff professional learning. District 303 values professional learning as vital to enhancing and augmenting an educator's practice to best meet students' needs. District 303 has placed significant resources and time towards the development and implementation of a comprehensive and rigorous learning system that supports its staff in a process of continual improvement and growth both internally and externally.  

Learning & Teaching Departments

Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services

CI Christine Igoe

Chief Academic Officer

BE Beth Eckard

Admin. Assistant - Chief Academic Officer & Secondary Education

Department of Learning & Teaching Directors

DC David Chiszar

Executive Director of Assessment & Accountability

AC Audra Christenson

Executive Director of Secondary Education

JB Jarrod Buxton

Executive Director of Elementary Education

PJ Pamela Jensen

Senior Director of Professional Learning

CR Cindy Ruesch

Director of Language Acquisition

TK Tina King

Senior Director of Learning & Teaching

TT Tracy Taylor-Moore

Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I)

SC Sarah Cann

Director of Instructional Design