Division of Teaching and Learning

Division of Teaching and Learning2022-02-09T09:57:52-08:00

Student learning is at the core of everything we do.

About

Division of Teaching and Learning

Using research and best practice as its guide, the Division of Teaching and Learning includes a cadre of strong and successful programs that support learning instruction and technology for schools, children, youth and families.

The division works in partnership with schools, districts, families, communities, higher education, businesses, government and other partners to help create opportunities for educational success throughout the region. Content experts offer a wide variety of professional development courses for teachers, early learning providers and parents designed to support achievement and life-long learning.

EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION

Individualized assistance with everything from child care to school readiness to professional learning opportunities.

PROFESSIONAL LEARNING & CLOCK HOURS

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PARAEDUCATOR TESTING

ESD 112 provides the SW Washington region with introductory level training for competencies 1-6, 7-11, & 13

TEACHER CERTIFICATION

We provide teacher, administrator and ESA certification services for the ESD 112 region.

SPECIALIZED STUDENT SERVICES

Are you in need of specialized student services? Learn more about the programs we offer.

SMARTER BALANCED RESOURCES

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Contacts

Contact Us

Mike Nerland

Assistant Superintendent, Teaching & Learning

Contact

Phone: 360-750-7500

Email: mike.nerland@esd112.org

Kathy Whitlock

Executive Director, Student and School Success

Contact

Phone: 360-952-3417

Email: kathy.whitlock@esd112.org

Jodi Wall

Executive Director, Early Care & Education

Contact

Phone: 360-952-3366

Email: jodi.wall@esd112.org

Jeffrey Niess

Executive Director of Specialized Student Services

Contact

Phone: 360-952-3529

Email: jeffrey.niess@esd112.org

Laura Knox

Secretary II, Student and School Success

Contact

Phone: 360-952-3303

Email: laura.knox@esd112.org

Sammy Carroll

Secretary II, Student and School Success

Contact

Phone: 360-952-3303

Email: sammy.carroll@esd112.org

Professional Learning Help

For Questions or to Register:

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360-952-3416

Programs & Services

The Division of Teaching and Learning encompasses early care and education, workforce training, school programs, prevention services, school success initiatives, educational technology, STEM, research and assessment, math and science resources, and specialized student services.

More information on our programs can be found on the following pages:

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ESD 112February 21, 2024 at 10:00am
“Our students get to experience firsthand the challenges and rewards of the welding profession,” said Lance Ganieany, welding teacher at Kelso High School. “It’s not just about the technical skills, but also about developing problem-solving abilities, precision, and a strong work ethic. These are the qualities that will make them successful in any career path they choose."

Check out the story about the SkillsUSA Regional Welding Competition at Kelso High School at https://bit.ly/SWWARWC. #StudentSuccess #CTE #Welding Kelso School District SkillsUSA SkillsUSA Washington

Teaching & Learning News

Washington teachers connect Social Justice with Climate Education

On February 8, teachers from across the region gathered for the “Climate Justice League, Assemble!” workshop. Held at Vancouver’s Water Educational Resource Center, the workshop aimed to deepen participants’ understanding of climate justice. Through self-reflection, [...]

Use Your Voice event prepares next generation of leaders

On December 8, Teens for Tomorrow facilitated the annual Use Your Voice student-led training event at Excelsior High School to empower and educate the next generation of leaders and change-makers. Use Your Voice youth trainings [...]

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