Teaching and Learning Department
The Teaching and Learning Department is dedicated to the learning and growth of each student and educator in the Gresham-Barlow School District.
The primary responsibilities of this department include curriculum, instruction, assessment, and professional learning. This department supports schools as they strive to engage every student in meaningful learning through high-quality, accessible instruction, and relevant content within effective learning environments.
Meeting the Needs of All Learners
Meeting the learning needs of a diverse group of students requires a variety of programs, tools, and instructional approaches. GBSD has a number of programs and systems in place to support the learning needs individual students.
English Language Learners Program (ELL): Assists English learners to develop English language proficiency and meet challenging grade level academic standards necessary for career readiness and strong contributions to our community.
Student Support Services: Provides services along a continuum designed to meet the individual needs of each and every student with special needs.
Talented and Gifted Program (TAG): Identifies and serves the unique needs of talented and gifted students.
Response to Instruction (RTI): A multi-tiered system of supports designed to help each student reach grade level acadmenic skills. (K-5)
Title I: A federally funded grant program that provides supplemental resources to the district to provide additional support for schools that serve children in our highest poverty/mobility schools.
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Program: Support for homeless children and youth.
Positive Behavior Support: A multi-tiered approach to social, emotional and behavior support.
AVID: Achievement Via Individual Determination works to close the achievement gap by preparing students for college readiness and success in a global society. (K-12)
K-12 Comprehensive Health Instruction Plan
This Health Instruction Plan outlines how the Health standards adopted by the Oregon State Board of Education, Oregon Administrative Rules, and policies adopted by the GBSD Board of Education will be addressed through our district’s K-12 Health instruction. It includes thegrade level / course description, instructional materials, individualized learning experiences information as well as parental notification expectations. The K-12 Comprehensive Sexuality Education Plan is a component of this broader instruction plan. A committee of stakeholders including parents of GBSD students, community liaisons, a school board member, teachers, school counselors, county health professionals, and administrators were involved in the development of this plan.
Asst. Superintendent Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
Administrative Secretary to Asst. Superintendent Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
Danielle La Vasseur
Executive Director of Elementary Education
Executive Director of Secondary Education
Dr. Sara Hahn-Huston
Administrative Assistant to Executive Directors of Education
Director of Elementary Teaching and Learning
Executive Director of Innovations and Partnerships