Instructional Leadership

The Office of Instructional Leadership serves schools within the Puyallup School District by influencing instructional practices. Our department is responsible for identifying, recommending, and implementing instructional materials, programs, and services for students that are aligned to research and best practice.   

We provide direct support to school principals, teachers, and paraeducators on the implementation of the Puyallup School District’s adopted instructional framework, by:

•     Creating diverse and rigorous learning opportunities that meet the unique needs of each student;
Ensuring that each student has the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of essential standards aligned with their grade level and/or content areas;
Promoting the importance of communicating each students’ academic progress to designated family members; and
Providing ongoing professional development opportunities for staff that align with the Puyallup School District’s main mission of improving instruction, student growth, and achievement.

The Puyallup School District has focused its efforts and aligned resources around the implementation of a Response To Intervention program at each school that is designed around a collective responsibility mindset (all staff fully engaged in supporting all students) with clearly defined essential standards, assessment opportunities, and academic support.  

The Puyallup School District is committed to the academic success of each student with the end goal of graduating on-time, college and/or career ready.


Instructional Leadership Staff

Dr. Vincent Pecchia - Asst. Superintendent, Equity, and Instructional Leadership
 
Shelly Teele, Executive Assistant
253-841-8771



 
ELEMENTARY EDUCATION  
Rebecca Williams - Executive Director, Equity & Elementary Ed  
Shelley Massey - Administrative Assistant
253-840-8986
 
   
SECONDARY EDUCATION  
Richard Lasso  - Executive Director, Equity & Secondary Ed  
Erica Scharton - Administrative Assistant
253-435-6726

Alternative Learning  
Sue Tucker - Office Manager
253-242-3239

   
SPECIAL SERVICES   
Karen Mool Executive Director, Equity and Special Education  
Teresa PetittAdministrative Assistant
253-841-8700
 
Kelly Carrick  
Kim Leger  
Karen Van Wieringen  
PROFESSIONAL LEARNING AND SCHOOL SUPPORT   
Mandy Kraft (Biography) - Executive Director, Equity, Professional Leaning, and School Support
 
Kathy Barnett - Administrative Assistant
253-840-8829


English Language Learning  
Dr. Arturo Gonzalez (Biography- Director, AVID, ELL & World Languages
 
Joy Benning - Administrative Assistant
253-841-8646

Heather McMullen (BiographyDirector of Instructional Leadership

Kathy Barnett - Administrative Assistant
253-840-8931
 
Athletics and Activities  
Jim Meyerhoff (Biography)- Director, Athletics, Health and Fitness

Rita Marth - Office Manager
253-841-8785

Arts and Music | Karshner Museum and Center for Culture & Arts
Alicia Nosworthy - Director of Instructional Leadership, Music, and Arts  
Karen Higgins - Karshner Center and Arts Coordinator
253-841-8748
 
Language Arts | Social Studies | Library Services  
Lisa Rowan - Director of Instructional Leadership, ELA, SS & Library  
Denette Neville - Administrative Assistant
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Mentoring and School Support  
Nancy Strobel - Director of Mentoring & School Support
253-841-8741

Career & Technical Education (CTE)  
Maija Thiel (Biography- Director, Career and Technical Education
 
Trish Capocy - Administrative Assistant
Tracey Mehrer - Administrative Assistant
253-841-8761

Assessment  
Almai MalitDirector, Equity, Assessment, and Highly Capable  
Anissa Morris - Administrative Assistant
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Title 1/LAP  
Traci Frank - Director, LAP/Title 1 (Categorical Federal Programs)
Bev Patient - Administrative Assistant
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Social Emotional Learning  
Michele Bledsoe - Behavior Program Manager