Teaching and Learning Department
ELECTIVES AND ENRICHMENT
- Health and Physical Education
- CTE-Career and Technical Education
- Driver Education
- Fine Arts
- Library / Media
- Advanced Placement
- Concurrent Enrollment
- Davis Enhanced Education (Gifted & Talented)
- Online School
- National Academic League
Timothy Best, Ed.D., CSCS
Health, Athletics & Physical Education, and Driver Education Section Director
- Belinda Kuck | Director
- Julie Barlow | Humanities Section Director
- Tim Best | Health, Athletics, Driver Education, and Physical Education Section Director
- Tyson Grover | STEM Section Director
Belinda received a B.A. in French from Utah State University and a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership and Policy from the University of Utah. She has served as a French teacher, librarian, and assistant principal at Clearfield High School and as a curriculum supervisor and assistant director of the Teaching and Learning department in Davis School District. She was named to the district's Hall of Fame in 1994 and recognized in 2014 as the Utah Educational Library Media Association Administrator of the Year.
Her responsibilities as the Director of Teaching and Learning include oversight of all Humanities, STEM and Healthy Lifestyles standards, curriculum, professional learning, and related student programs, competitions and events.
Belinda is passionate about students and teachers and learning. She wants students to be prepared to pursue any opportunity. Teachers need to be supported with excellent professional learning in teaching practices, provided with evidence-based instructional materials and time to implement both. Parents are the student's first teachers and are our partners working together for Learning First!
As the STEM Director for Davis School District, Tyson is committed to promoting science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education in Utah. The STEM team is dedicated to establishing a K-12 STEM framework that includes STEM-focused curriculum, systemic professional learning for teachers and administrators, established outcomes for STEM, and extracurricular connections. He provides support to thousands of teachers throughout the district and works tirelessly to cultivate a culture of innovation. He received the 2018 Governors Medal for Science and Technology and the Northern Utah Curriculum Consortium 2017 Leadership Award. To further promote STEM collaboration across the state, he is a founder of the Utah Science Curriculum Consortium, which aims to promote science education collaboration between districts and schools throughout Utah.
- Julie Sargent | Office Manager
- Jayne Barkdull | Health, Athletics, and PE Secretary
- Sharon Gold | Gifted Programs Secretary
- Margo Hammond | STEM Secretary
- Dana Kearl | Humanities Secretary
- Charley Snider | Humanities Secretary
- Lisa Winsor | STEM Secretary
- Michelle Barney | 7-12 English Language Arts
- Selena Campbell | K-12 Libraries, & Personalized Competency-Based Learning
- Jo Carmiol | K-12 World Languages
- Jared Fawson | Personalized Competency-Based Learning
- Annette Fonnesbeck | K-6 Science and Engineering
- Christopher Hall | K-12 Social Studies
- Jon Hyatt | Instructional Materials
- Cody Johnson | Personalized Competency-Based Learning
- MaryEllen Marx | K-6 Coding and Robotics
- Angie Morales | K-6 English Language Arts
- Carol Nef | Personalized Competency-Based Learning
- Sheri Sauve | Gifted and Talented
- Shanda Stenger | K-12 Fine Arts
- Angela Stewart | 7-12 Science and Engineering
- Trisha Syversen | K-12 Mathematics
7-12 English Language Arts Supervisor
Michelle has been a teacher in Davis county for 16 years, at both the junior high and high school levels. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Weber State in English teaching and an MFA from Antioch University Los Angeles in Creative Writing. Before joining the Teaching and Learning department, Michelle taught at Northridge High, Centennial Junior High, and Fairfield Junior High. She has participated in training teachers for the Wasatch Range Writing Project, USBE, and Davis School District.
K-12 Library Media Supervisor &
Personalized Competency Based Learning Team
Selena was a secondary teacher librarian and school administrator. She has served on numerous school, community and state committees. She has a BS in Computer Science from Brigham Young University-Hawaii, a MS in Secondary Education/School Library Media from Utah State University, and an Educational Leadership Endorsement from Western Governors University. She is also Microsoft Innovative Educator.
Selena served on the Utah Educational Library Media Association (UELMA) board for 4 yrs. as a board member and president. Among her many projects, she is currently working with a team of educators and the Utah State Board of Education to create a K-12 Literacy and Library Media Endorsement microcredentialing program.
In her spare time she loves to read, hang out with her family and spoiled shnauzer, travel, garden and dabbles in fitness boxing.
K-12 World Languages Supervisor
Dual Language Immersion Programs
Jo is the product of a Utah Spanish Immersion Program (Cherry Hill, Orem) and a foreign language state Sterling Scholar winner (1993). She participated in multiple study and work abroad programs to Mexico, Germany, Poland and Costa Rica before receiving a BA in German from BYU and an MA is Applied Linguistics from the University of Utah. Jo began her teaching career at Alta High (Sandy) as a German teacher and ESL instructor. A decade ago, she was recruited to Davis School district to pioneer the secondary Spanish immersion continuation courses. She has since earned an Administrator license through Utah State University. As a member of the Teaching & Learning department, Jo oversees the secondary World Language courses and elementary Dual Language Immersion programs.
Personalized Competency-Based Learning Team
Jared teaches, guides, consults, and helps educators of any level effectively personalize their lessons in the classroom. He has used his expertise to present at many schools and districts across the state of Utah. Prior to his current role with Davis district, Jared was Canvas product manager and technical trainer for the Utah Education Network. Jared is an award-winning teacher and has taught just about every social studies subject at the secondary level. Jared earned his Social Science Composite Teaching degree and Masters of Instructional Design and Educational Technology from the University of Utah. When it comes to free time Jared enjoys exploring the world with family, nature on his mountain bike, playing a strange titled sport; pickleball, and trying to hit a small white ball as far as he can with an instrument ill-suited for such a purpose.
K-6 Science and Engineering Supervisor
Annette received a B.S. in Elementary Education and Special Education with an endorsement in math from Utah State University. She also received her STEM endorsement from Weber State University in 2016 with the first Davis cohort. In her current roles within the district, she has lead teams of teachers in unpacking the new 6-8 SEEd Standards for the state, writing SEEd Storyline science curriculum and assessments, developing science Canvas courses, and designing and presenting 3D Science and Strand Training professional developments. She is currently working on her Master’s of Education in Curriculum and Instruction at Weber State University where her research is focused on how to implement differentiated professional development through blended learning.
Secondary Social Studies Supervisor
Chris is a former Social Studies teacher and received a B.S in geography from Weber State University and then attended Syracuse University for graduate studies. He has wide experience in teacher training, having worked as a consultant for the College Board since 2001. He was recognized as Secondary Teacher of the Year by Davis School District in 2006 and received the national Distinguished Geography Teacher in Secondary Education by the National Council of Geographic Education in 2007. His passion is the promotion of effective instruction for all students.
Elementary Coding and Robotics
MaryEllen started in Davis School district as a classroom teacher and taught grades K through 4 for 14 years. As a classroom teacher, MaryEllen received the first CARE award given to a teacher in Davis School District and was recognized by the Math Teacher Academy. As a supervisor, MaryEllen currently oversees the Elementary Keyboarding and Coding programs, but she has also overseen the K-2 Math program, PD Pro, and the district's Professional Learning Communities. MaryEllen has a BS in Elementary Education and a MA in Learning and Technology. She is also ESL endorsed and certified as both a SMARTS and a Blended Learning Live facilitator. MaryEllen is the mother of five daughters and the grandmother of 1 grandson and 1 grand daughter.
Elementary English Language Arts Supervisor
Angie began her education journey in the Davis School District as a Kindergarten-Sixth grade Clinton Cougar, Sunset Sun Devil, and finally a Clearfield Falcon. She attended Weber State University, where she received a BS in Elementary Education and continued her learning with a Master's in the Arts of Teaching at Grand Canyon University. She taught 1st & 2nd grades at West Point and Bluff Ridge Elementary for 17 years. With a deep love of teaching children and curiosity about what it takes to help all reading brains form, she began working as an ELA Coordinator, followed by the Elementary ELA Specialist, and now Elementary ELA Supervisor. She is passionate about literacy as a fundamental right for every student. She believes every student deserves equitable access to the table of opportunities literacy provides.
Personalized Competency-Based Learning Team
Carol began her career in Davis School District as a classroom teacher and taught grades 5 and 6 for 14 years. As a classroom teacher, Carol served on numerous district committees and taught M3 Modeling Mathematical Methods for Elementary Math. As a supervisor, Carol currently oversees the Blended Learning initiative along with the Gradebook and DESK, but she has also overseen the Digital Teaching for elementary, 1:1 project, and Professional Learning Communities. Carol has a BA in Elementary Education and a MEd in Curriculum & Instruction with endorsements in Spanish, Music, ESL, Math Level II, and Educational Technology. She is certified as a Blended Learning Live facilitator and is a Microsoft Innovative Educator.