Teacher Leadership and Compensation (TLC) System
Improving student learning requires effective instruction each day. The Teacher Leadership and Compensation System empowers teachers to lead effective instructional practices and fosters collaboration for all teachers to learn from each other.
In Monticello, our TLC system is comprised of Instructional Coaches, a Behavior Coach, a Student Success Coordinator, Technology Integration Coaches, Authentic Intellectual Work (AIW) Coaches, a Mentor Facilitator, and Curricular Leads. These teacher leaders work with our staff to analyze data and improve instructional practices.
As a part of the District’s TLC Strategic Plan, mentor and induction services are provided to new teachers to the Monticello School District. New teachers to the profession are provided a mentor teacher for their first and second years of teaching. The mentor teacher works trains the new teacher in the Iowa Teaching Standards & Criteria and provides support both personally and with professional development. Teachers who are new to the district are provided a critical friend to utilize as support in learning about the Monticello School District initiatives, goals, and procedures.
Teacher Leaders in the Monticello Community School District
- Elementary – Jean Kehoe
- Middle School – Callie Smith
- High School – Rebecca DeWitte
Technology Instructional Coaches
- Elementary – Heather Hansen
- Middle/High School – Kim Carlson
Special Education and Behavior Coach – Shannon Guyer
Professional Learning Community Leaders
- Kindergarten – Ashley Manternach
- First Grade – Kendra Kedley
- Second Grade – Kim Koos
- Third Grade – Liz Moon
- Fourth Grade – Lindsay Ryan
- Fifth Grade – Nicolette Wennekamp
- Sixth Grade – Jenni Schauf
- Seventh Grade – Brittany Ahrendsen
- Eighth Grade – Laura Schmitt
- High School English – Kelli Osterkamp
- High School Math – Wes Wilson
- High School Science – Kayla Schockemoehl
- High School Social Studies – Todd Hospodarsky
- High School Career Technical Education – Nancy Toenjes
- District-Wide Special Education – Shannon Guyer
- District-Wide School Counselor – Kathy Larson
- District-Wide Fine Arts – Nick Thumma
Iowa is committed to attracting, supporting and retaining quality teachers. In Monticello, we embrace this commitment by ensuring our teachers continue to develop greater mastery and leadership in our schools promoting high student achievement.
Quality professional development and staff collaboration are essential for teachers to continuously improve their craft. Monticello Schools supports staff by offering multiple professional developments and collaboration opportunities for teachers aligned to our district and building goals.
School Improvement Advisory Committee (SIAC)
The School Improvement Advisory Committee (SIAC) is comprised of representatives from the community, student body, school board, and school district employees. It serves as an advisory group with the purpose of enhancing the relationship between the district and the community. SIAC meets throughout the school year to discuss district needs and make recommendations to the school board regarding those needs as well as district initiatives.
For more information and SIAC agendas & minutes click here!