Learning & Teaching

The Monroe School District's Learning and Teaching Department supports schools by providing effective, research-based classroom instructional materials, professional development for staff, and the coordination of state and district assessment/testing. Our goal is focused on upholding the Monroe School District’s commitments to Powerful InstructionEquitable Access, and High Expectations for all students we serve.

Our team of professionals provide the following services:

  • Oversight for the selection, implementation, and ongoing support of instructional materials aligned with Washington State Learning Standards
  • Coordination of state- and district-level assessments in order to support teachers’ instructional decisions to improve overall student learning
  • Guidance for schools to align instructional practices with current research and best practices
  • Coordination with schools around professional development for staff
  • Assurance that all schools uphold local, state, and federal educational requirements specific to funding, including LAP, Title, and local levy allocations

Meet Our Learning & Teaching Team

Cheri EricksonCheri Erickson, Office Manager

(360) 804.2550
ericksonc@monroe.wednet.edu

  • District Test Coordinator
  • Staff Development/PDS
  • Instructional Materials Adoption Process (IMC)
  • Department Budget Management
  • Substitute/Meeting Calendar
  • Textbook Tracking
  • TOSA Support
     

Kim RossKim Ross, Special Programs Support

(360) 804.2551
rosski@monroe.wednet.edu

  • ELL & Interpreter/Translation Services
  • Title 1/LAP
  • Highly Capable
  • McKinney Vento (Homeless)
  • Student Discipline
  • Science Kit Maintenance

     

Kim WhitworthKim Whitworth, Chief Academic Officer

(360) 804.2550
whitworthk@monroe.wednet.edu

  • Staff Development & Instructional Leadership
  • Career & Technical Education (CTE) Director
  • Instrucitonal Materials Committee (IMC) Chair/Instructional Materials Oversight
  • I-Grants
  • Contract Schools Liaison
  • Student Transfers
  • Community Liaision
     

Niall TrimbleNiall Trimble, Director of Curriculum & Assessment

(360) 804.2574
trimblen@monroe.wednet.edu

  • Curriculum Adoption and Refresh Cycle
  • Assessment & Data Literacy
  • Student Data Privacy
  • Instructional Materials Committee Co-Chair
  • Data and Assessment Committee
  • Community Liaision

 

DeAnn HermesDeAnn Hermes, Director of Digital Learning

(360) 804.2577
hermesd@monroe.wednet.edu

  • Library Programs
  • Middle School CTE
  • Canvas Administrator
  • K-12 Digital Learning Program
  • Student Data Privacy
  • STEM/Computer Science
  • Instructional Technology Steering Committee

 


Katy MageeKaty Magee, Teacher on Special Assignment (T.O.S.A.)

(360) 804.6775
mageek@monroe.wednet.edu

  • Mentor for new teachers in the district (primarily secondary and ELL support)
  • Support for second year teachers in the district (BEST grant)
  • ELL program support for secondary schools (PPM, HRMS, MHS)
  • Support/Monitoring for Transitional ELL students @ MHS
  • Pro-Teach, teacher support

     

sandra monsonSandra Monson, Teacher on Special Assignment  (T.O.S.A.)

(360) 804.2617
monsons@monroe.wednet.edu

  • Elementary instructional practices coach (modeling, problem solving, reflecting, co-teaching, facilitating professional learning sessions)
  • Focused on balanced literacy
  • Support for teachers with students identified as highly capable
  • New teacher support at Chain Lake, Fryelands and Salem Woods