Teaching & Learning

Dr. Valerie Whitehead

Dr. Valerie Whitehead

Assistant Superintendent of Teaching & Learning

The Division of Teaching and Learning serves as the central support system for effective instruction to help all learners reach their potential.

 Our departments focus on providing a cohesive curriculum and assessment suite aligned to the intent of State-adopted standards. We work collaboratively to guide the selection of evidence-based resources and implementation of effective instructional practices while maintaining an emphasis on the development of the whole child. Decision-making is based on analysis of local information and research of innovative solutions for continuous improvement.

 Technology supports learning as a tool for instruction, communication, and student practice. Integrating these tools includes careful reviews to consider physical and virtual structures with an overarching effort to secure data privacy. Division staff consult and plan with teachers and leaders to deliver practical solutions.

 Educator effectiveness impacts student achievement. In addition to a commitment to provide quality instructional materials, the division strives to offer premium professional learning opportunities that are timely and relevant.