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 the Learning & Teaching Team

Kim WhitworthKim Whitworth, Chief Academic Officer

(360) 804.2550
whitworthk@monroe.wednet.edu

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

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
     

Shannon BarskdaleShannon Barksdale, Career & Technical Education Department Manager

(360) 804.4512
barksdales@monroe.wednet.edu

  • CTE Budget
  • CTE Purchasing
  • CTE Staffing
  • CTE Inventory
  • CTE Tech

Not picturedMelissa Bowden, Director of Student Information Services

(360) 804.2552
bowdenm@monroe.wednet.edu

  • CEDARS Administrator
  • District Student Enrollment
  • Youth Re-Engagement & Running Start 
  • Skyward Student Management Support
  • Skybuilds and Program Implementation
  • Third Party Vendor/Skyward Integration

DeAnn HermesDeAnn Hermes, Director of Digital Learning

(360) 804.2577
hermesd@monroe.wednet.edu

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

Kim Kirschenmann, Student Information System Support

(360) 804.2577
kirschenmannk@monroe.wednet.edu


 


Not picturedKayla Luke, Special Programs Support

(360) 804.2551
lukek@monroe.wednet.edu

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

     

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

  • Learning Assistance Program Coordinator (K-12)
  • Highly-Capable Program Coordinator (K-12)
  • Instructional Coach: English Language Arts & Math (K-5)
  • Beginning Educator Support Team Coordinator (K-12)
  • New Teacher Mentor (K-5)

 


Shannon TarrachShannon Tarrach, Director of Career & College Readiness

(360) 804.2550
tarrachs@monroe.wednet.edu

  • Career and Technical Education (CTE)
  • High School and Beyond Plans (HSBP)
  • Industry and Post Secondary Partnerships 
  • Dual Credit/Industry Recognized Credential Opportunities
  • Sno-Isle/JROTC
     

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 Liaison