Learning Services Overview

School District 49's Learning Services office provides direct support to schools to help faculty create high quality learning opportunities for every child. The team's primary purpose is to support districtwide programs and initiatives that promote student learning and achievement. The areas of expertise include:
  • Assessment Development
  • Curriculum Development
  • Hiring and Developing Highly Qualified Teaching Staff
  • Providing Professional Development for Teachers
  • Supporting Schools with Strategic Improvement Planning
  • Providing Enrichment and Support Programs for Students
  • Facilitating Data Collection and Analysis
  • Ongoing Research and Development
Amber Whetstine
Learning Services Executive Director
Office: 719.494.8951 or 719.494.8955
Wendi Sidney
Administrative Assistant to Learning Services
Office: 719.494.8957
Rachel Duerr
Health & Wellness Coordinator
Office: 719.495.1190
Kathleen Granaas
Academic Performance Coordinator
Office: 719.494.8949
Kristy Rigdon
Literacy Performance Coordinator
Office: 719.494.8953
Jamie Sedlmeyer
Data and Reporting Analyst
Office: 719.495.1113
Brian Green
Professional Learning Coordinator
Office: 719.495.5520, ext 2099
Malou Koster
Student Services Data Entry
Office: 719.495.1149, ext. 1053
Annette Romero
Professional Learning Specialist
Office: 719.494.8955
Katherine Hochevar
Research and Development Analyst
Office: 719.494.8950
Lorretta Grimaldo
Title Program Specialist
Office: 719.494.8905
Kim Brown
Title I Parent Engagement Specialist
Office: 719.494.8905