Overview

Chris Gdowski

Welcome to Learning Services, which serves as the team of learning-focused departments including:

  • Assessments 
  • Athletics and Activities
  • Counseling
  • English Language Learners
  • Gifted and Advanced Academics
  • Curriculum & Instruction
  • Student Engagement Initiatives
  • Special Education

We exist to support schools, create a shared vision for teaching and learning and model the way as educators who are always striving to be the best we can be for students. 

We Believe...

  • In capacity building

  • The school is the best unit of influence for student learning

  • Successful schools intentionally structure themselves to ensure collaboration for effective teaching and learning

  • Teachers are leaders who make instructional decisions in the classroom and also contribute as leaders to broader school structures that lead to student success

  • Administrators are lead learners who partner with teachers and keep the focus on teaching and learning by hosting, facilitating and leading instructional conversations through school structures

Explore our various department sections, our district strategic plan (Polaris), our recent program reviews and the Five Star District Unified Improvement Plan in the sub sections of this page.