Introducing the Technology Continuous Improvement Coaches
The Spring Lake Park School District is introducing new support roles for teachers and staff to help support the move to improve student learning through the integration of technology. These Technology Continuous Improvement Coaches (TCIC) are in the schools, partnering with leadership teams to provide professional learning and continuous improvement support.
The primary role of the TCICs is to supporting instructional technology. They work by coaching and reflecting on technology use by teachers in their classrooms. Coaching involves co-teaching and modeling effective instructional strategies. The TCICs assist staff in finding digital resources to enhance student learning. This work supports the Spring Lake Park Learning Community Framework.
Meet the team
Diane Clements has worked at Park Terrace Elementary school for seven years as a third grade teacher. In addition to her work as a TCIC, she will continue to be part of the District Leaders Teaching Advisory, Leadership and Equity Team, and support math as a Math Curriculum Lead. Diane is eager to work with Park Terrace staff to increase student engagement and to transform learning with technology.
Curtis Horton taught first grade for the past four years at Woodcrest Elementary where he will be providing technology coaching to teachers and serving as an interventionist addressing behavioral and academic needs for the students. In addition to his role as a TCIC, Curtis is also part of the leadership team and the Social Studies and Science Lead for Woodcrest.
Jen Legatt recently joined the Spring Lake Park staff after working for years as an instructional technology integration specialist in another school district. She will be providing support at Spring Lake Park High School. She balances her love of reading and literacy from her time as an English teacher with technology skills from her job as an integrationist. Her responsibilities will also include working in the role of a media specialist. She is excited to guide and support teachers as the 1:1 initiative moves forward.
Elizabeth Nelsen was a Computer Communications teacher at Westwood Middle School for the past four years. In addition, she served as a 21st Century Curriculum Lead for the past two years. Elizabeth is passionate about technology integration and the opportunities it provides for student learning, and is excited to support middle school teachers as we move toward a 1:1 Digital Learning environment.
Maureen Peters has worked in the Spring Lake Park schools for eight years as a 4/5th grade classroom teacher and English Language Learners (EL) teacher. She is now the TCIC at Westwood Intermediate and the Spanish Immersion Program. She was the 21st Century lead teacher for the past two years and now serves on the Learning and Equity Team (LET). She has a special interest in digital equity and bridging the digital divide.
Erin Stalsberg has taught third grade at Northpoint Elementary for the last five years. In addition, she serves on the Leadership and Equity team, and was a 21st Century Curriculum Lead for the last two years. Erin is excited to work with the Northpoint community as we transform student learning.