Dept. of Teaching and Learning

ISD 518 Department of Teaching and Learning Excellence in Action

Our Mission

“Excellence for all”

Educational excellence for all learners to be successful global citizens in the future. 

Our Vision

Through leadership, provide growth and support opportunities for all staff to positively impact student achievement. 

The Department of Teaching and Learning is responsible for Curriculum & Instruction, Professional Development, Data & Assessment, Technology Integration, English Learners, and Teacher Evaluation. 

Click here for the District Improvement Plan.

Click here for the Worlds Best Workforce Plan.

Click here for the District e-Learning Plan

If you need assistance reading the plans, please send a detailed email to or contact the Department of Teaching and Learning at 507.727.1247.

Click the pages on the left for the latest happenings in each area! 

e-Learning Day Plan


Dr. Katie Clarke


Director of Teaching and Learning

Tessa Dierks


Instructional Mentor

Julie Bauman


Instructional Mentor

Sue Hagen 


English Language Learner Coordinator

Sarah Nystrom


Curriculum Coordinator/ Peer Coach

Josh Langseth

507 – 727 1201

Staff Development/Data and Assessment Coordinator

Karina Ramirez


Administrative Assistant