Teaching and learning

Curriculum and instruction department

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What we do: promote relevant and meaningful teaching and learning to prepare students for success in high school and beyond

The curriculum and instruction department supports our educators with access to the best teaching practices, instructional materials and professional development.

We support teachers and staff in numerous ways:

  • Provide professional development supporting our district’s use of the 5 Dimensions of Teaching and Learning instructional framework
  • Act as a resource for current research and best practices and programs
  • Implement curriculum that is aligned with state standards
  • Research and help select textbooks and instructional materials
  • Develop information systems that record, measure and assess student learning
  • Consult with educators on district, state and federal requirements, including the Washington State Learning Standards, graduation requirements and No Child Left Behind

Frameworks we use


Main line: 360-313-1020
Travis Campbell
Assistant Superintendent
Chief Academic Officer
Layne Manning
Curriculum director



Curriculum and instruction employees can be reached at the main phone number listed above unless otherwise noted below.

Deanna Hogan360-313-4990
Running Start
Stevie Gibner
World languages K-12
Social studies K-12
International Baccalaureate
Lori Rotherham
Visual and performing arts K-12
Mark Wreath360-313-1350
Molly Mowrer
Programs for highly capable students
English/language arts K-5
Reading intervention K-5
Alison Watson
Center for International Studies
International studies
Language immersion programs K–12
Lynne Gadbury360-313-1254
Katie Morrison-Siewert360-313-1350
Gil Luna
Health/fitness K-12
Science K-12
Chris Margolin
College in the High School
English/language arts 6-12
Secondary reading intervention
Advanced placement
Amy Mesick
Reading intervention K-4
Courtney Yinger
Heather DeGrande
Eric Stanley
Lindsey Garcia