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Student and Professional Learning Services
​Contact information and organizational charts for Student and Professional Learning Services in LWSD


Mike VanOrden

Director

Teaching and Learning

​(425) 936-1267

mvanorden@lwsd.org

 

 

Mr. VanOrden provides leadership the district’s adoption and implementation of standards-based teaching and assessing. He oversees the implementation of state student learning standards and the adoption, development, integration, and implementation of curriculum aligned to standards. Mr. VanOrden ensures staff participation, parent involvement, and community engagement in the processes pertaining to the adoption of instructional materials that increase student access and engagement, close achievement and opportunity gaps, and support student learning and success. He provides oversight of technology integration to support teaching and learning, manages textbook inventory processes, and provides oversight for district elementary music and physical education programs and staffing.

 

Teaching and Learning Organizational Chart

 



Mindy Mallon
Associate Director
Teaching and Learning,
Technology Integration
​​(425) 936-1217
 

Ms. Mallon works in collaboration with the director to provide leadership for integration of technology tools, applications, and services to support and improve teaching and learning. She provides oversight of the district’s library-media program and supports efforts focused on ensuring academic success for every student by collaborating with district leaders, school principals and teams to appropriately use technology to increase student access and engagement, close achievement and opportunity gaps, and increase student learning and success. Ms. Mallon ensures staff participation, parent involvement, and community engagement in the processes pertaining to the adoption of teaching and learning technologies and works collaboratively with the Technology Operations department to develop and implement efficient and effective cross-departmental systems and processes.



​Tim Krieger

Director

Assessment, Evaluation and Research

​(425) 936-1371

tkrieger@lwsd.org

 

 

Mr. Krieger serves as the district assessment coordinator, providing leadership and oversight for the implementation of the national, state and district student assessment program. He works in collaboration with district and school leaders to mine, analyze, display, and interpret data and trends to support decision-making and program development efforts to increase student access and engagement, close achievement and opportunity gaps, support student learning and success, and improve organizational outcomes. Mr. Krieger oversees and manages processes pertaining to student reporting and coordinates educational research processes.

 

Assessment, Evaluation and Research Organizational Chart

 



Dan Phelan

Director

Career and Technical Education

​(425) 936-1387

dphelan@lwsd.org

 

 

Mr. Phelan provides leadership for the development and implementation of rigorous and relevant career and technical education (CTE) courses and programs that help prepare students for a wide range of post-secondary high demand, skill, and wage opportunities. He assumes responsibility for developing relationships with community, business, and higher education partners to collaborate with the district in developing and implementing offerings that increase student access and engagement, close achievement and opportunity gaps, and increase student learning and success. Mr. Phelan provides oversight of the Washington Network for Innovative Careers (WANIC), provides leadership to school-based Career Centers and specialists and ensures compliance with federal and state CTE-related requirements.

 

Career and Technical Education Organizational Chart



Stephen Bryant

Director

Professional Learning

(425) 936-1324

sbryant@lwsd.org

 

 

​​Mr. Bryant provides leadership for the development and implementation of professional learning systems for both certificated and classified staff. He collaborates with district leaders, school principals and teams to develop professional learning for staff focused on increasing student access and engagement, closing achievement and opportunity gaps, supporting student learning and success, and enhancing staff productivity and efficacy. Mr. Bryant collaborates with the Human Resources department to assist with systems and processes to ensure appropriate onboarding, orientation, and training for new employees. He assumes responsibility for the district’s New Teacher Support Program, Professional Learning Coach program, manages student teacher placement processes, and develops relationships with university and community partners to support staff learning.

 

Professional Learning Organizational Chart



Heather Sanchez

Director

Accelerated Programs, Choice and Innovation

(425) 936-1376

heasanchez@lwsd.org

 

 

Ms. Sanchez provides leadership for the development and implementation of accelerated learning programs and services including: Early Entrance Kindergarten, Highly Capable, Honors, Advanced Placement, and College in the High School. She collaborates with district leaders, school principals and teams to ensure that services and programs increase student access and engagement, close achievement and opportunity gaps, and supporting student learning and success. Ms. Sanchez provides oversight of established district processes and policies pertaining to choice schools, and provides leadership and technical assistance in the request for proposal (RFP) process. She collaborates with district and school leaders in the identification, development, and implementation of innovative programs in alignment with district policy and oversees district summer school.

 

Accelerated Programs, Choice and Innovation Organizational Chart

 
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