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