Teaching and Learning

The Teaching and Learning department supports all learners' acquisition of knowledge and skills to be continuous learners and responsible, caring citizens within our global community.

Zion Elementary District 6 is committed to develop systems that foster and sustain continuous learning. These systems include:
  • Curriculum which provides students with real-world, relevant connections.

  • Professional development that focuses upon content instruction and effective instructional practices and assessments.

  • Intensive instruction to support diverse learners through English Learners, Bilingual Spanish Instruction, Reading and Math intervention support, Special Education programming options, Alternative Learning Environments, After School programming and Summer School.

  • District and school improvement processes to support continuous improvement.

Meet Our Team

Donelle Staples Headshot
Donelle Staples

Director of Teaching and Learning
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  Dr. Tara Thomas Headshot
Dr. Elizabeth Gibbs
Cirriculum Coordinator
  Dr. Tara Thomas
Academic Enrichment Coordinator

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  [email protected]

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   Jennifer Sajovec Headshot
Lisa Melody
Teaching and Learning Coordinator PreK-2
   Jennifer Sajovec
Teaching and Learning
Coordinator Grades 3-8
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  [email protected]
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Kim Hall
Teaching and Learning
Department Support

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