Learning Services Team

The Learning Services Department of Eagle County Schools supports educators and departments across a variety of disciplines and needs. Each member of the Learning Services Team works to help teachers succeed. 

Anne Heckman

Anne Heckman
Director of Educator Quality

My primary responsibility is to attract and retain quality educators. Aside from recruitment, I work to provide meaningful professional learning opportunities for our educators to increase their teaching capacity.

I work with: Instructional Leadership Teams and Teacher Leaders

I specialize in: School Improvement Plans (SIPs), Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), and Teacher Leader Coaching.

Email me to request support.

Mary Ann Stavney

Mary Ann Stavney
Learning & Instruction Specialist

My primary responsibility is to support educators in their learning and instructional practice. I work to support schools in implementing their School Improvement Plans and building the capacity of Teacher Leaders and New Educators.

I work with: New Teachers, Teacher Leaders, Instructional Leadership Teams, Youth Equity Stewardship Team Members

I specialize in: New Educator Induction and Support, School Improvement Plans (SIPs), Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) and Teacher Leader Coaching.

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Robin Madison

Robin Madison
Multi-Tiered Systems of Support Coordinator

My primary responsibility is to support the development and sustainment of equitable interventions for all students. I provide professional learning and consultation to departments and educators.

I work with: Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), Building-Level Teams, Frontline Data System, External Agencies

I specialize in: Coaching and Consultation around Practices and Strategies, Frontline Training, Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS),

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Renee Westenfelder

Renee Westenfelder
Curriculum Coordinator

My primary responsibility is to support the curricular needs of Eagle County Schools. I ensure our curriculum is aligned with academic standards and supported with age appropriate resources.

I work with: Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction, Content Area Teams, Lead Teachers, and Consultants

I specialize in: Colorado Department of Education Academic Standards, Classroom Resources, District-Level Frameworks

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Tia Luck

Tia Luck
Equity Coordinator

My primary responsibility is to coordinate and support a district-wide equity program to ensure equitable access, opportunity, and success for all Eagle County Schools students through collaboration with school and department equity leaders.

I work with: School and Department Equity Teams, Youth Equity Stewardship Team Members, Community Partners

I specialize in: Developing, Implementing, and Monitoring Equitable Practices for All Students

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Jessica Martinez

Jessica Martinez
Director of Multilingual Education

My primary responsibility is to support schools with their programs for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Students. I provide guidance to ensure federal and state protections are met and that our multilingual programs are equitable and meet the needs of all students.

I work with: English Language Development Teachers, Bilingual Educators, Principals, and Paraprofessionals

I specialize in: Language Development, Bilingual and ELD Programming, Assessments, and Bilingual and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Instructional Practices.

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Learn more about our Multilingual Education Department here.

Amber Gonzalez

Amber Gonzalez
Multilingual Instructional Coach

My primary responsibility is to support teachers culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students and schools with instructional strategies through Multi-Tiered Systems of Support so that students can reach language proficiency and master content.

I work with: English Language Development (ELD) Teachers and General Educators

I specialize in: Coaching and Professional Learning around Language Development, Assessments, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Instructional Practices, and Language Learners with Special Needs.

Email me to request support.

Learn more about our Multilingual Education Department here.

Karen Espegren

Karen Espegren
Gifted & Talented Director/Coordinator

My primary responsibility is to support the development and implementation of the Gifted & Talented Education Program. I facilitate gifted identification and acceleration procedures and foster the assimilation of gifted education into Multi-Tiered Systems of Support and assessment programs.

I work with: Gifted Specialists, Outside Agencies, Parents of Gifted & Talented Students, Professional Learning Communities (PLCs)

I specialize in: Gifted Identification, Coaching, Observations & Feedback

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Brian Brugger

Brian Brugger
Education Technology Manager

As a member of the Education Technology (EdTech) Team, my primary responsibility is to support personalized learning and build the digital learning capacity of staff and students. I advise on best practices of meaningfully integrating technology for effective instructional implementation.

I work with: Connect2Learn Cohort Members, Students, All Staff

I specialize in: Co-planning, Co-Teaching, Collaboration, Coaching, Training, Workshops

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Bri Chittenden

Bri Chittenden
Education Technology Specialist

As a member of the Education Technology (EdTech) Team, my primary responsibility is to support personalized learning and build the digital learning capacity of staff and students. I advise on best practices of meaningfully integrating technology for effective instructional implementation.

I work with: Connect2Learn Cohort Members, Students, All Staff

I specialize in: Co-planning, Co-Teaching, Collaboration, Coaching, Training, Workshops

Email me to request support.

Will Harris

Will Harris
Education Technology Specialist

As a member of the Education Technology (EdTech) Team, my primary responsibility is to support personalized learning and build the digital learning capacity of staff and students. I advise on best practices of meaningfully integrating technology for effective instructional implementation.

I work with: Connect2Learn Cohort Members, Students, All Staff

I specialize in: Co-planning, Co-Teaching, Collaboration, Coaching, Training, Workshops

Email me to request support.

Shelley Smith

Shelley Smith
Director of Early Childhood Education

My primary responsibility is to support Early Childhood Education team members and ensure the high quality of our Early Childhood Education programs. I collaborate to secure resources and comply with state and federal requirements.

I work with: Early Childhood Education Specialists, Outside Agencies,

I specialize in: Collaboration, Assessment, Data and Progress Monitoring

Email me to request support.