Teaching and Learning


 The Teaching and Learning (T&L) Department is committed to developing the best instructional programs possible for each and every child by providing support and direction related to curriculum, instruction, assessments, and learning for both students and staff.

 Coming soon... To view Summer 2023 Professional Development offerings for staff: Summer 2023 Professional Development Offerings.pdf


Students Listening and Learning

Michael Merrin | Executive Director
for Teaching and Learning
360-793-9801, ext. 1046
Melissa McNaughton | Administrative Assistant for Teaching and Learning
360-793-9801, ext. 1046

Our District believes in achieving excellence for all learners, including adults! We believe in life-long learners, and are committed to professional development for staff to achieve instructional excellence. Early Release Fridays allow teachers time to collaborate to discuss learning, instruction, and student performance.

We are working on a three-year plan, which will be posted on this site upon completion. In the meantime, our big goal is aligning instruction and learning with the K-12 Washington State Learning Standards in Math, English- Language Arts, and Next Generation Science Standards. Specifically, we will develop plans to address alignment, instructional materials, data to measure growth, and assessment systems. This will be attained by using the Professional Learning Communities (PLC) model.