Instructional Learning
Instructional Leadership Staff

Dr. Vince Pecchia
Assistant Superintendent of Instructional  Leadership and Professional Development

Directors of Instructional Leadership

Teresa Finley

Executive Assistant, Instructional Leadership

Cari Ake Biography
K-12 Math & Science

Casey Cox
Assistant Superintendent
Instructional & Organizational Alignment

Dr. Arturo Gonzalez - Biography
AVID, ELL & World Languages

Executive Assistant
Instructional & Organizational Alignment

Adriana Julian - Biography
Digital Learning & Parent Partnership Program

Dr. Christine Moloney
Chief Academic Officer
Regional Learning Community #1

Dr. Dana Harris Biography

Learning Alignment & Library

Dr. Brian Lowney

Chief Academic Officer
Regional Learning Community #3

Mandy KraftBiography
Professional Development & School Support

Erica Scharton
Administrative Assistant
Regional Learning Communities #1 & #3

Tracy Pitzer Biography
K-12 Literacy, Social Studies & IMPC

Dr. John Parker
Chief Academic Officer
Regional Learning Community #2

Maija ThielBiography
Career & Technical Education (CTE)

Shelley Massey
Administrative Assistant
Regional Learning Community #2

 Jim Meyerhoff - Biography
Athletics, Health & Fitness




The office of Instructional Leadership serves our 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.  Our goal is to have 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.

Education Service Center
302 Second Street SE
Puyallup, WA 98372

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