Welcome to Teaching and Learning

  • How we support Topeka Public Schools

    The Teaching and Learning Team:

    • develop and facilitate professional learning for all staff: teachers, para-educators and administrators;
    • design aligned curriculum;
    • ensure alignment between curriculum, instruction, and assessment;
    • select and support teachers with instructional resources;
    • provide coaching at the building level to support teacher learning;
    • promote and train in best instructional practices;
    • develop and implement student comprehensive assessment program;
    • collaborate with community agencies and outside resources to provide additional resources;
    • write, monitor and manage grants.

    Support for Schools

    Services that we Provide Principals and Schools:

    • present school-based professional learning opportunities;
    • provide embedded professional learning through coplanning, coteaching, modeling, and coaching teachers;
    • focus support with first and second year teachers;
    • serve as mentors to second year teachers;
    • secure and recommend resources;
    • assist with major initiatives;
    • serve as a liaison between district staff and schools;
    • provide assistance in researching and writing school grants.

    Support for Parents and Community

    The Teaching and Learning department provides public access to curriculum documents on the Teaching and Learning webpage.  This accessibility links parents to information teachers use to help students succeed in the classroom.  The Teaching and Learning department is dedicated to assisting and hosting parent nights, engaging with community services, and providing supports by connecting to families to community agencies.

    Kansas Building Report Card

    Learn more about the Kansas Building Report Card here. 

Billie Wallace
  • Billie Wallace


    Assistant Superintendent, Teaching & Learning 
    624 SW 24th St.
    Topeka, KS 66611
    (785) 295-3036 
    bwallace@tps501.org

Raquel Jackson
  • Raquel Jackson


    Executive Assistant
    624 SW 24th St. 
    Topeka, KS 66611 
    (785) 295-3036 
    rjackson@tps501.org

Terri Bailey
  • Terri Bailey


    Executive Assistant 
    624 SW 24th St. 
    Topeka, KS 66611 
    (785) 295-3024 
    tbailey@tps501.org