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

Cheri Erickson, Office Manager

(360) 804.2550

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

Kayla Luke, Special Programs Support

(360) 804.2551

  • Multilingual Language Learner (MLL)
  • Interpreter/Translation Services
  • Title 1/LAP
  • Highly Capable
  • Student Discipline
  • Science Kit Maintenance/Supplies

Kim Whitworth, Chief Academic Officer

(360) 804.2550

  • Supervisor of Learning & Teaching Department
  • Staff Development & Instructional Leadership
  • Principal Supervision - Secondary (6-12)
  • Student Transfers
  • Enrollment/Student Information System
  • Student Discipline Hearing Officer - Elementary (P-5)
  • Title IX Decision Maker

Jennifer Murphy, Director of Curriculum & Assessment

(360) 804.2574

  • Adoption & Implementation of Core Curriculum K-12
  • Staff Professional Learning
  • Summer Learning Programs
  • Assessment & Data Analysis
  • Report Cards
  • Instructional Materials Committee Chair
  • Perceptual Surveys & Data Analysis

DeAnn Hermes, Director of Digital Learning

(360) 804.2577

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

Career & Technical Education (CTE)

Shannon Barksdale, CTE Department Manager

(360) 804.4512

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

Michelle Dickinson, CTE Program Manager

(360) 804.4507

  • Work-Based Learning
  • Apprenticeship/Internship Management
  • Industry Partner Recruitment & Development
  • CTE Course Catalog Manager
  • CTE Dual Credit/Industry Recognized Credentials (IRC’s) Support
  • High School and Beyond Plan (HSBP) District Coordinator

Shannon Tarrach, Director of Career & College Readiness

(360) 804.2550

  • CTE Program Compliance, Certification, Evaluation
  • CTE Staff and Career Center Supervision at Monroe High School
  • High School and Beyond Plans (HSBP)
  • Industry and Post Secondary Partnerships 
  • Dual Credit/Industry Recognized Credential Opportunities
  • Sno-Isle/JROTC

Student Information System (Skyward)

Kayla Luke, Student Information System Support

(360) 804.2551

  • Skyward/Family Access Support
  • Intra District & Choice Transfers
  • Intent to Homeschool Forms/Homeschool Running Start Enrollment Verification
  • New Student Online Enrollment
  • Elementary Report Card Support
  • Assessment Support

Director of Student Information Services

  • CEDARS Administrator
  • Family Access Contact
  • District Student Enrollment
  • Attendance/Truancy
  • Skyward Student Management Support
  • Skybuilds and Program Implementation
  • Third Party Vendor/Skyward Integration

Teachers on Special Assignment (TOSAs)

Robin Lampers, TOSA

(360) 804.6775

  • Mentor & support for 1st-3rd year teachers in the district (BEST grant)
  • K-12 Multilingual Learner (MLL) Program Support & Compliance
  • Teacher/Principal Evaluation Program (TPEP) Support
  • Dual Language Program
  • English Language Development (ELD) Instrucitonal Support & Trainer

Sandra Monson, TOSA

(360) 804.2617

  • Learning Assistance Program Coordinator (K-12)
  • Highly-Capable Program Coordinator (K-12)
  • Curriculum & Assessment Support
  • Mentor & Support for 1st-3rd year teachers in the district (BEST grant)
  • Teacher/Principal Evaluation Program (TPEP) Support
  • i-Ready Support