Teaching and Learning

Emporia Public Schools


The Teaching & Learning Department is responsible for all curriculum, instruction and assessment in the district. Our goal is to provide a guaranteed curriculum for all students.

Call, visit or email the Teaching & Learning Department for information about these topics:

  • Accreditation
  • Affective Services
  • Assessment Information for Emporia Schools
  • AVID – grades 7 – 12
  • Kansas State Standards
  • English as a Second Language Services
  • Literacy First
  • Migrant Services
  • Research Requests
  • Special Education Services
  • Teacher Mentoring
  • Technology Integration
  • Digital Textbook and Materials

College & Career Ready


The purpose of this website is to ensure educators in USD #253 Emporia district can access materials to better prepare our students to be “College and Career Ready”.

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Office Location

Mary Herbert Education Center #220
1700 W 7th Ave.
PO Box 1008
Emporia, KS 66801

Phone: 620-341-2201
Fax: 620-341-2233

Vicki Schweinler
Executive Director, Elementary Education

Wade Redeker
Executive Director, Secondary Education

Dr. Ryan Karjala
Assoc Executive Director
Assessments & Accountability

Dr. Allison Anderson Harder
Executive Director, Special Services

Judy Stanley
Assoc Executive Director
Teaching & Learning

Samantha Estrada
Administrative Assistant – Teaching & Learning

Lesley Garay
Administrative Assistant – Teaching & Learning


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