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Learning Services Team Members

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

Some of us work directly with principals, some directly with teachers, and some with students, but all of us with schools to help them achieve their School Improvement Plan goals. Not all of us work with all schools, but if a school has a need - just ask! We want to support you in your growth and achievements.

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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.

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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, and 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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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, 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, and Community Partners.

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

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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.

Learn more about our Multilingual Education Department.

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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.

Learn more about our Multilingual Education Department.

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Bri Chittenden, 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, and All Staff.

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

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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, and All Staff.

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

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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 and Outside Agencies.

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

Learn more about our Early Childhood Education Department.