Teaching & Learning

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The Department of Teaching and Learning directly supports the goals of the District 34 Strategic Plan, which focus on maximizing student growth and ensuring the most effective instruction for every student, every day.


The Teaching and Learning Department is responsible for the development/selection and monitoring of:

  • District Curriculum, Instructional Resources, and District-Wide Assessments
  • Instructional Innovation
  • Multilingual Services
  • Student Services

Teaching & Learning Oversight

In addition, The Department of Teaching & Learning oversees the following programs:

Dr. Matt Silverman

Assistant Superintendent for Teaching & Learning

Raquel Kim

Director of EL & Bilingual Programs

Gabriela Diniello

Hispanic Community Specialist

Alan Hernandez

Hispanic Community Coordinator