Department of Learning

A Tradition of Educational Excellence

The Department of Learning oversees all curriculum, assessment, instruction, and student services across the District. The department collaborates with staff and families to provide an outstanding educational experience for each child. We invite you to explore the Department of Learning section of our website for more information about student learning in District 181.

District 181 commits to an environment of excellence in education:

  • Providing each child a challenging and safe learning
  • environment.
  • Developing lifelong learners and productive citizens.
  • Encouraging creativity.
  • Building self-confidence and developing character.
  • Demanding continuous improvement.
  • Expecting innovation and professional development.
  • Assuring accountability.
  • Communicating effectively.
  • Working with the community in a spirit of collaboration, trust and respect.

An environment of educational excellence will result in:

  • Critical thinkers who apply their knowledge and skills to identify, gather, analyze, synthesize and evaluate information to plan action and solve problems.
  • Collaborative team members who cooperate and contribute in a variety of settings and roles.
  • Effective communicators who are able to express and understand thoughts or ideas in a variety of ways.
  • Responsible people who respect diversity, are considerate of others, and accept the consequences of their actions.
  • Informed citizens who recognize the importance of democratic principles and understand different social, historical, cultural and environmental perspectives.

DOL Team

Picture of Kathleen Robinson

Assistant Superintendent of Learning
Dr. Kathleen Robinson

Director of Assessment, Instruction, & Evaluation
Kristin Reingruber

Student/Academic Data Information

Senior Data Systems Manager
Nick Skrip

Academic Data Specialist
David Carrano

Administrative Assistants

Administrative Assistant to Department of Learning
Amy Bishop

Administrative Assistant to Special Education
Erica Giuffre