Centralia School District Teaching & Learning Services is committed to ensuring success for all students through high-quality teaching and learning opportunities. Our department always asks, “What is best for kids?” Our staff is committed to affect education in our community and beyond, as well as the pedagogy of learning and cultural diversity.
Teachers, principals and educational assistants have very challenging jobs. Our office exists to offer resources to assist them. We research and guide the selection of district-wide, standards-based instructional materials and programs. Our office offers a variety of professional development programs to ensure that highly qualified educational professionals work with students. Content specialists (coaches) work with teachers to ensure the use of best instructional practices. We provide assessment and data analysis also.
Essential Academic Learning Requirements (EALRs) for all content areas were initially developed beginning with the Basic Education Act of 1993. The EALRs describe learning standards for grades K-10 at three benchmark levels; elementary, middle, and high school. More specific Grade Level Expectations (GLEs) are being developed for each K-10 content area.
The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction's Curriculum and Instruction web pages contain in-depth information and resources related to the Essential Academic Learning Requirements and Grade Level Expectations.
Scott D. Niemann
Executive Director of Teaching & Learning
4-6 Instructional Facilitator at Washington & Oakview Elementary
Math & Science Specialist
Grades 4-6Instructional Facilitator