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Teaching & Learning

The Teaching and Learning Department works collaboratively to support the academic and social-emotional learning for all students and staff in Zion Elementary District 6. Our team is responsible for the planning and implementation of Curriculum & Instruction, Assessment and Accountability, Early Learners, Advanced Learners, Enrichment, and Professional Development.

Our goal is to remain student-focused with a solid foundation of sound instructional strategies to ignite creativity, support individual growth, provide experiential learning opportunities, and cultivate lifelong learners through the following:

  • Ensure that all students have access to teaching and learning opportunities aligned within their proximal development.
  • Increase student learning through the implementation of research-based best practices district-wide.
  • Improve student and staff performance to eliminate achievement gaps.
  • Support a strong continuum of services for all students through Multi-Tiered Support Systems (MTSS), Language Acquisition, and Extended Services.
  • Expand fine, visual, and performing arts programming.
  • Leverage current and emerging technologies to provide innovative and creative tools and an environment that fosters discovery, promotes global citizenship, and enables members of our community to thrive in a rapidly changing society.
     

 

Curriculum & Programs

Our district maintains a comprehensive process to guarantee curriculum and instructional materials remain dynamic and effectively address the needs of our students.

curriculum review cycle

cURRICULar PROGRAMS OVERVIEW

academicS

A PATHWAY TO EXCELLENCE ROADMAP

Meet Our Team
Donelle Staples

Donelle
Staples

Director

 

Elizabeth Gibbs

Dr. Liz 
Gibbs

Curriculum Coordinator
 

Kerri Gilbert

Kerri
Gilbert

Instructional Program Coordinator

Jennifer Sajovec

Jennifer
Sajovec

Teaching and Learning Coordinator

Tara Thomas

Tara
Thomas

Academic Enrichment Coordinator

Lisa Melody

Lisa
Traska

Professional Development and Assessments Coordinator