Teaching and Learning

Emporia Public Schools

Mission: Lead, inspire, develop, and support our educational community, ensuring rigorous and relevant learning experiences for all. 

Vision: Every student, every staff member, every day.


  • Trusting Relationships are valuable because they build a sense of belonging and common purpose.
  • Continuous Learning is valuable because it promotes reflection, develops shared understanding, and fosters growth opportunities.
  • Growth Mindset is valuable because we want to be better today than yesterday.
  • Inclusivity is valuable because it embraces diverse ideas and engages unique voices.

T & L Guiding Principles: 

  • Utilize data-driven decision making
  • Implement evidence-based practices
  • Recognize and explore appropriate and emerging practices 
  • Create sustainable departmental processes and procedures 
  • Execute a continuous improvement cycle
  • Engage voices and cultivate collaborative environments
  • Provide timely and meaningful communication 
  • Model leadership and developmental practices

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

Judy Stanley

Judy Stanley
Assistant Superintendent of Teaching, Learning, and Student Services

Dr. Ryan Karjala
Director of Assessment and Accountability

Tara Glades
Director of Student Services, Flint Hills Special Education Cooperative

Lesley Garay

Administrative Assistant – Teaching & Learning


MIS Data Clerk, Flint Hills Special Education Cooperative

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

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