About Us

TEACHING AND LEARNING

HOW WE SUPPORT TOPEKA PUBLIC SCHOOLS

The Teaching and Learning Team:

  • develop and facilitate professional learning for all staff: teachers, para-educators and administrators;
  • design aligned curriculum;
  • ensure alignment between curriculum, instruction, and assessment;
  • select and support teachers with instructional resources;
  • provide coaching at the building level to support teacher learning;
  • promote and train in best instructional practices;
  • develop and implement student comprehensive assessment program;
  • collaborate with community agencies and outside resources to provide additional resources;
  • write, monitor and manage grants.

SUPPORT FOR SCHOOLS

Services that we Provide Principals and Schools:

  • present school-based professional learning opportunities;
  • provide embedded professional learning through coplanning, coteaching, modeling, and coaching teachers;
  • focus support with first and second year teachers;
  • serve as mentors to second year teachers;
  • secure and recommend resources;
  • assist with major initiatives;
  • serve as a liaison between district staff and schools;
  • provide assistance in researching and writing school grants.

SUPPORT FOR PARENTS AND COMMUNITY

The Teaching and Learning department provides public access to curriculum documents on the Teaching and Learning webpage. This accessibility links parents to information teachers use to help students succeed in the classroom. The Teaching and Learning department is dedicated to assisting and hosting parent nights, engaging with community services, and providing supports by connecting to families to community agencies.

Picture of Billie Wallace, Assistant Superintendent

BILLIE WALLACE

Assistant Superintendent, Teaching & Learning
624 SW 24th St.
Topeka, KS 66611
(785) 295-3036
bwallace@tps501.org

Picture of Raquel Jackson, Administrative Assistant to th Assistant Superintendent

RAQUEL JACKSON

Executive Assistant
624 SW 24th St.
Topeka, KS 66611
(785) 295-3036
rjackson@tps501.org

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