Teaching and Learning Department

What We Do

Welcome to the Teaching and Learning Home Page!

Across the district, we are continuing work to improve student learning in all content areas as well as in social emotional skill development.  Professional development is conducted through Professional Learning Communities.  As a district we believe in asking and answering the four critical questions of learning* for ALL…students, teachers and administrators.

Professional Learning Communities

1. What is it that we expect students to learn?

*Common Core State Standards
*Social Emotional Skills

2. How will we know when they have learned it?

*Differentiated Instruction
*”Reteach and Enrich”
*Response to Instruction and Intervention (RtI)

3. How will we respond when they don’t learn?

*Formative and Summative
*Smarter Balanced Assessments
*iReady Diagnostic and Standards Mastery
*In Program Assessments
*Teacher and District created Assessments

4. How will we respond when they already know it?

*Differentiated Instruction
*”Reteach and Enrich”


*How do we expect students to be instructed?

*Using Adopted Core Curricula

*Supplementing modestly

*Using Best Practices instructional techniques

         that are high cognitive, rigorous, and engaging.



        *(Based on work in Professional Learning Communities by Rebecca DuFour, Richard DuFour and Robert Eaker)

The links from this home page provide a wide variety of resources, materials and information to help teachers answer the four critical questions and support for instructional strategies and practices.

We are excited about the upcoming school year and look forward to serving staff and students in the Roseburg Public School system!



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Robert Emerson

Robert Emerson

Director of Teaching and Learning





Michelle Knee

Instructional Leadership Coordinator





Lavona Pommarane

Lavona Burt

Teaching and Learning Admin Assistant





Monica Yeomans




Monica Yeomans


Monica Yeomans is an English Language Development (ELD) teacher. She began her teaching career in 1999 in California as an elementary school teacher. Monica moved to Roseburg in 2008 and taught 5th grade for a year before changing her focus to ELD. For the past 8 years, she has planned and implemented instruction for middle and high school students learning English. Seeing the success of her students as they become proficient in English and reach high school graduation is the most rewarding aspect of teaching ELD.
Claudia Fauci





Karla Addington


Joanne Couch





Joanne Couch


Christina Byrd





Christina Byrd


Christina Byrd is a passionate educator that has devoted most of her professional life supporting English Language Learners.  She has a depth of knowledge that is unsurpassed. 
Tatum Stedman





Tatum Stedman

Early Childhood


Tatum Stedman is an outstanding early learning teacher.   She has spent over 14 years working on behalf of “small humans.”  Whether she is teaching Kindergarten or coaching teachers of early learners, she is always focused on creating hopeful and productive citizens of the world.