Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning


Teachers are reflective, data-driven practitioners who continually hone their craft via ongoing learning.


The goal of Teaching & Learning is to provide high quality curriculum, as well as state of the art instructional and assessment practices that translate into continually improving student learning opportunities and results.

We offer ongoing dialogue with educators challenging our notions about the best ways to provide learning opportunities that are engaging, rigorous, relevant, meaningful, and lasting.

We are committed to making decisions based on research on best practices and reflection on our current practices in order to improve the science and craft of education in CPSD.

Who to contact

Name Title Phone
Susan Kontos Director of Teaching and Learning 253-583-5151
Toni Modie Director's Secretary 253-583-5140
Mike Hanson Compensatory Programs Technician 253-583-5152
Charity Horton Supervisor of ELA and MLL 253-583-5142
Jan Lonsway Supervisor of Fine Arts and World Language 253-583-5150
Ashlie Short Supervisor of Professional Development
Angie Ellenbecker Supervisor of Compensatory and Highly Capable Programs 253-583-5143
Michael Vincent Supervisor of STEM  253-583-5149
Christopher Young Instructional Materials Processing 253-583-5596