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Teaching & Learning

Learning Initiatives

The Big Three

Three “Big Ideas”, which are based on our strategic commitments, are guiding our work in Ferndale School District.

1.   Advancing Core Instruction

Creating a school improvement plan for every school

Developing and implementing a consistent program to deploy the Common Core State Standards into all classrooms at all grades

Completing a revision of the Elementary Report Card and Progress Report

2.   Increasing the Graduation Rate

Putting in place an electronic early warning system of dropout indicators

Implementing a one-to-one mentorship program for students

Starting a campaign that connects our entire community to the efforts of a PreK-12 graduation process

3.  Improving Communication, Culture and Sense of Community

Redesigning the district website

Implementing Best Year Ever strategies like being more present in schools and in the community, reporting good news stories, and developing new holiday procedures

Conducting an education equity audit of our policies, practices and programs

Teacher Principal Evaluation Project 

TPEP is our evaluation and professional development aged in the long term process of developing and refining PBIS best practices at all schools.

Visit the main TPEP Page

The Five Dimensions of Teaching and Learning

In 2011 we adopted the Five Dimensions of Teaching and Learning Framework as our tool for talking about teaching.  Developed by the Center for Educational Leadership at the University of Washington  “The 5D+” is designed to give teachers and instructional leaders the precise language they need to talk about and refine teaching practices in every classroom.

Visit the main Five Dimensions Page

Teaching & Learning Department Contacts

KELLIE LARRABEE

KELLIE LARRABEE

Titles: Executive Director of Teaching & Learning
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 360.383.9211
TRINA HALL

TRINA HALL

Titles: Executive Director of Teaching and Learning - Special Education
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 360.383.9221
JOHN FAIRBAIRN

JOHN FAIRBAIRN

Titles: Executive Director of Teaching and Learning
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 360.383.9210
NINA BALLEW

NINA BALLEW

Titles: Early Childhood Specialist
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 360-383-9987
CHRIS COCHRAN

CHRIS COCHRAN

Titles: Director of Mental & Behavioral Health
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 360.383.9985
PAM JENKINS

PAM JENKINS

Titles: Administrative Assistant - Executive Director of Teaching and Learning
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 360.383.9221
LAURA JOSEPH

LAURA JOSEPH

Titles: Administrative Assistant - Music Dept. and School Psychologists
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 360.383.9220
TIM KEIGLEY

TIM KEIGLEY

Titles: Special Projects Coordinator
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WENDY KNOWLTON

WENDY KNOWLTON

Titles: Administrative Assistant - Special Education
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 360.383.9212
JANENE MARTINEZ

JANENE MARTINEZ

Titles: Inclusionary Specialist, Special Education
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 360.383.9981
BOBBY OLSEN

BOBBY OLSEN

Titles: MTSS Data & Assessment Coordinator
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 360.383.9984

DARLENE PATTERSON

Titles: Administrative Assistant - Executive Director of Teaching and Learning
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 360.383.9211
NANCY SCHUBECK

NANCY SCHUBECK

Titles: Administrative Assistant - Family Resource Center & Special Projects
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 360.383.9974

PAM WASLEY

Titles: Administrative Assistant - Executive Director of Teaching and Learning
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 360.383.9210