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Learning & Teaching

Welcome to Learning & Teaching

The Department of Learning and Teaching serves the needs of the parents and professional staff of District 205.  Learning & Teaching oversees the creation and implementation of curriculum in all content areas for Kindergarten through Grade 12 and supports assessment of student learning, locally and on state level assessments.

Curriculum coordinators in the content areas consistently work with administration, teams of teachers and committees to review and improve learning experiences and assessment for students. District 205 provides services not only in the content areas but in additional programs for student support; English Language Learners (ELL), Instructional Support (Reading Recovery and PLUS), REACH (Gifted & Talented). Summer school programs, both K-8 and 9-12, are also available.

Additional information on District 205 curriculum or program may be obtained by contacting the respective curriculum personnel.

Assistant Superintendent for Learning & Teaching

Cohen, Ed.D., Mark
Assistant Superintendent of Innovation and Growth
Henderson, Ed.D., Mary
Assistant Superintendent for Learning and Leadership Development
Lemke, Mariann
Executive Director of Research and Program Analysis


Beedy, David
Director of STEM Education
Lee, Deborah
Professional Learning, REACH, Social Studies, Performing & Visual Arts
Leonard, Ariana
District ELL Program Coordinator
Tammaru, Nikki
Director of Literacy

Administrative Assistant

Chantos, Stephanie
Administrative Assistant for Learning & Teaching
Cleary, Victoria
Administrative Assistant Learning & Teaching