• Teaching and Learning


    The Teaching and Learning Department consists of 24 Instructional Consultants Supervisors who are recognized as experts in their respective fields of education. The department members strive to provide first-class professional development and instructional assistance to school district educators. They are current members of many Ohio Department of Education committees and also are consistently chosen as Ohio state trainers for various educational initiatives.


    The Teaching and Learning Department provides instructional support and professional development tailored to constituent district needs. The department seeks opportunities to assist district educators in creative implementation of programs to increase student achievement.


    The Teaching and Learning Department provides the following services:

    • Administration professional development
    • Teacher professional development
    • School Counselor professional development
    • Instructional support
    • Content-area support
    • Resident Educator program development and facilitation support
    • Support for implementing of state and federal education initiatives
    • Ohio Improvement Process facilitation
    • EL Consortium coordination
    • Gifted/Talented Coordination
    • Regional Value-Added Support
    • CCIP Assistance
    • OPES, OTES, eTPES, OSCES, State Mentor Training and Consultation
    • Participation in the annual art show
    • Participation in the Mahoning Valley School Support Network


    John Kuzma

    Director of Teaching and Learning
    (330) 533-8755 ext. 1803


    Picture of blue button that links to bio for Kim Davis
    Director of Teaching and Learning,
    Portage County

    (330) 533-8755 ext. 1036


Dr. Pinkerton with students reading a story.
Instructional Supervisor, Lisa Young, with a teacher.