• Welcome to the Department of Teaching and Learning

    Dear students, staff, and community members:
    Welcome to the UPSD Teaching and Learning website. The Department of Teaching and Learning is committed to enhancing the overall experience of all stakeholders within our educational system.  We are committed to continuous progress to assist students on their journey of discovery. From preschool to our transition program, we strive to provide an atmosphere where every student is successful and prepared to meet the challenges of a complex world.

    On these pages you will find helpful information concerning all areas of instruction, including assessment, professional development, and special services and programs. Eventually, we will be adding detailed information on curriculum as well, including numerous resources to help staff and parents support student learning.  If there is a specific resource you would like to see on-line, please e-mail any one of us at the address listed below.
    Again, welcome to our website. 
                          Jeff Loupas, Assistant Superintendent
    Please note: Some resources on these pages are only visible and available to UPSD staff

     Teaching and Learning Staff
    Assistant Superintendent                                       (253) 566-5600  Ext. 3345
    Jeff Loupas                                                              Email jloupas@upsd.wednet.edu
    Assistant Director of Teaching and Learning       (253) 566-5600   Ext. 3330
    Angie Franklin                                                          Email afranklin@upsd.wednet.edu
    Coordinator of Assessment & Curriculum            (253) 566-5600  Ext. 3342
    Juanita Stone                                                            Email jstone@upsd.wednet.edu
    Director Special Services                                      (253) 566-5600  Ext. 3349
    Maria Hetland                                                           Email mhetland@upsd.wednet.edu
    Special Ed Coordinator                                          (253) 566-5600 Ext. 3328
    Amy Royster                                                             Email  aroyster@upsd.wednet.edu
    Teaching and Learning Secretary                         (253) 566-5600 Ext. 3338
    Jody Johnson                                                            Email  jjohnson@upsd.wednet.edu
    Special Services Office Coordinator                      (253) 566-5600 Ext. 3326
    Gina Newman                                                           Email gnewman@upsd.wednet.edu
    Student Data Support                                             (253) 253-566-5600  Ext. 3343
    Christine Johnson                                                     Email christinejohnson@upsd.wednet.edu
    Special Services Secretary                                   (253) 566-5600  Ext. 3334
    Melody Vinson                                                          Email mvinson@upsd.wednet.edu
    Special Services Secretary                                   (253) 566-5600  Ext. 3327
    Trisha Kent                                                              Email tkent@upsd.wednet.edu