Instructional Leadership

Instructional Leadership Staff

Dr. Vince Pecchia
Administrative Designee 

Directors of Instructional Leadership

Teresa Finley

Executive Assistant, Instructional Leadership

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

Executive Assistant

Adriana Julian Biography
Digital Learning & Parent Partnership Program

Cari Ake
Chief Academic Officer
Regional Learning Community #1

Dr. Dana Harris - Biography

Learning Alignment & Library

Dr. Christine Moloney
Chief Academic Officer 
Regional Learning Community #3

Mandy Kraft - Biography
Professional Development & School Support

Dr. Brian Lowney

Chief Academic Officer
Regional Learning Community #2

Heather McMullen - Biography
Director of Instructional Leadership

Erica Scharton
Administrative Assistant
Regional Learning Communities #2 & #3

Jim Meyerhoff Biography
Athletics, Health & Fitness

Shelley Massey
Administrative Assistant
Regional Learning Community #1

Nancy Strobel
Director of Mentoring & School Support


Maija Thiel - Biography
Career & Technical Education (CTE)





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

P: 253-840-8989
F: 253-840-8938