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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 4tech@isd518.net 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

CONTACT INFORMATION

Dr. Katie Clarke

507-372-1229  

Director of Teaching and Learning


Tessa Dierks

507-727-1246

Instructional Mentor


Julie Bauman

507-727-1211

Instructional Mentor


Valerie Spielman

507-727-1201

Data & Assessment & Peer Coach


Gerald Oehler 

507-727-1209

Curriculum Development & English Language Learner Coordinator


Kara Damm

507-727-1221

Digital Learning Coordinator


Karina Ramirez

507-727-1247

Administrative Assistant


Petra Jimenez

507-727-1222

District Admin. Assistant


Susan Krcil

507-727-1212

Peer Coach


Maria Thier

507-727-1119

Staff Development Facilitator/Peer Coach