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Teaching & Learning



At North Polk, teaching and learning is focused on intentionally improving student learning and achievement in a safe, supportive, environment.  To reach this goal, North Polk educators work year-round to improve their skills and knowledge. In addition, the district continues to implement the Iowa Core each school year.  

Teaching & Learning oversees a variety of programs and services throughout the school district, including:

  • Professional Learning and Development
  • Assessment and Curriculum
  • Teacher Leader and Compensation Grant and System
  • School Improvement
  • Capacity Development 

The department is lead by Maranda Van Cleave who serves as the district’s Director of Teaching and Learning. 

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Maranda Van Cleave
Director of Teaching & Learning
North Polk CSD