Teaching and learning

Curriculum and instruction department

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

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 of study
  • Implement curriculum that is aligned with state standards
  • Research and help select textbooks and instructional materials
  • Ensure all students are engaged in equitable opportunities to become college, career and life ready
  • Provide rigorous learning experiences which prepare all students for postsecondary success
  • Consult with educators on district, state and federal requirements, including the Washington State Learning Standards, graduation requirements and Every Student Succeeds Act.

Framework we use


Main line: 360-313-1020
Mike Stromme, Deputy Superintendent360-313-1201
Darci Fronk, Director of Curriculum and Instruction360-313-1020


Curriculum and instruction staff

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

Amy Mesick
Reading intervention K-4
Molly Alcantar
Programs for highly capable students
English/language arts K-5

Gil Luna
Health/fitness K-12
Science K-12
Allison Darke
Center for International Studies
International studies
Language learning programs K-12
Brian Mathieson
K-12 counselors
On-time graduation
Mark Wreath360-313-1350
Katie Morrison-Siewert360-313-1350
Lindsey Garcia
Rose Nelson
Nate Olson
Leigh Thomas
Mathematics K-12
Erynn Torrey
Mathematics K-12/Early Childhood
Traci Young