Becky Walker, PhD.
Coordinator of Teaching and Learning
Coordinator of Literacy
The Howard-Suamico School District is a forward-thinking, high-achieving, leading public school district with strong choices for student success. As a district, we are a leader in student achievement. To lead by example, we offer our students the best in high quality core academic and extra-curricular offerings including International Baccalaureate (IB), Advanced Placement (AP) courses, arts, music, athletics, technology, Languages, career exploration, summer programs,
Teaching and Learning
The mission of the Academics and Innovation Department is to excel in supporting and facilitating optimal student learning in partnership with teachers and principals.
In a shared commitment to develop “productive, responsible, civic-minded adults who prosper and serve,” Teaching and Learning strives to support teachers and principals in answering the four questions that should drive educational practices:
What do we want students to know and be able to do? (Curriculum)
How will we know if they know it? (Assessment)
What will we do if they don't? (Instruction / Intervention)
What will we do if they do? (Enrichment)
District Beliefs - Principles of Academics and Innovation
Every student has the right to learn.
Instruction must be rigorous and relevant.
Purposeful assessment drives instruction and affects learning.
Learning is a personal and collaborative responsibility.
Students bring strengths and experiences to learning.
Responsive and safe environments engage learners.