Instruction and Student Services

  • Instruction and Student Services is dedicated to the mission of Kalamazoo Public Schools to nurture the dreams of all students and empower all students to contribute to a better world.

    Philosophy of Teaching and Learning Services

    Instruction and Student Services provides leadership and supports to staff educating over 13,000 students in the district to improve student achievement. The department focuses on school improvement, curriculum, instruction, assessments, and professional development. Supports are provided through monthly meetings, targeted sessions, individual coaching, and professional development. This includes developing curriculum with teachers, providing guidance documents, developing and initiating assessments, problem-solving, assistance with data analysis, school improvement, data analysis, and services.


Contact Information

Program Staff

  • Dr. Amy Vondra
    Assistant Superintendent of Instruction and Student Services

    Wessam Abdelaziz
    Coordinator of English as a Second Language, World Languages and Bilingual Services

    Dr. Micole Dyson
    Director of Elementary Education

    Geoffrey Howe
    Director of Title I, School Improvement and Assessments

    Matthew Johnson
    Interim Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Development

    Angela Justice
    Coordinator of English Language Arts, Social Studies and Library Services

    Kristen Miller
    Interim Coordinator for Mathematics and Science

    Dr. Lindsay Noakes
    Coordinator of Assessment, Evaluation and Academically Talented Program

    Reuquiyah (Rikki) Saunders
    Director of Special Education

    Barry Smith
    Administrator of Student Services

    Janine VanStee
    Coordinator of Special Education

    Donald Webster
    Chief of Campus Safety