Teaching & Learning at SPS

Abby Bessett Whole Group Reading
  • Springfield Public Schools strives to remain laser-focused on supporting Every Student, Every Day. Our work is guided by our district strategic plan, supported by three fundamental strategies that are applied to all our work:

    1. Providing multi-tiered systems of support that allow us to meet the needs of the individual child to create optimal learning experiences.
    2. Guaranteed and viable curriculum that supports learning through aligned academic standards, student-friendly learning targets, and highly effective teaching strategies.
    3. Ensure quality instruction which is grounded in evidence-based practices that strengthen the academic core and address the learning needs of every student.

    Our dedicated and commited faculty, staff and administrators show up every day to meet the needs of our students.

    The teaching and learning department is charged with providing a streamlined and systemic instructional program. This includes resources and professional development for teachers and staff.

  • Contact Instruction

    640 A Street
    Springfield, OR 97477


    Instruction Dept. Contacts

    David Collins, Assistant Superintendent

    Whitney McKinley, Teaching & Learning Director

    Brian Megert, Special Programs Director

    Joyce Johnson, Elementary School Director

    Whitney McKinley, Middle School Director

    Mindy LeRoux, High School Director