Educational Services

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The Office of Educational Services is responsible for overseeing the District's 4K-12 curriculum, instruction and assessment program. This includes academic standards, state and district assessments, student learning, instructional research, and state and federal compliance. The Educational Services department is comprised of Technology Services, Library Media Services Professional Development, English as a Second Language/Bilingual Education and Student Registration.

The mission of the Educational Services team is to provide support and leadership for staff, collaborative cultures, and a district system dedicated to the success of all students, while closing achievement and opportunity gaps.

Goal 1: Provide District-level leadership to build teacher and principal capacity and efficacy that create a climate of inquiry and support a collaborative culture.

Goal 2: Provide District-level leadership to articulate a shared vision and systematically implement strategies focused on improved learning outcomes and engagement for all students, with particular focus on targeted groups.

The Office of Educational Services is located in the District Administrative Center at 7106 South Avenue, Middleton, WI 53562.

Contacts in the Office of Educational Services

Sherri Cyra
Assistant Superintendent

Kathy Strnad
Executive Assistant
to the Ass't Superintendent

Laura Love
Director of
Secondary Education

Betsy Buechner
Administrative Assistant
for Educational Services

Rainey Briggs
Director of
Elementary Education

Mandi Sersch
Director of
Bilingual Services

MaryBeth Paulisse
Director of Curriculum, Assessment, & 4K

Jose Velarde
District Translator
& Interpreter

Jim Blodgett

Director of
Technology Services

Barb Buffington
Director of
Student Services

Percy Brown
Director of Equity
& Student Achievement

Nathasha Williams
Administrative Assistant
for Educational Services


Jannyce Rodriguez
Bilingual Family Liaison
Glacier Creek attendance area
and MHS Red Maple

Tori Ready
Data & Systems Analyst

Alejandra Vazquez
Bilingual Family Liaison
Kromrey attendance area
and MHS White Spruce

Anna Palmer
Data & Systems Support Specialist


Cindy Malcheski
Assistant Director
of Student Services


Related Links


Curriculum Guides

Measures of Academic Progress
(MAP) Information


4K-12 Renewal Process for Curriculum and Instruction

Professional Development


DPI School Performance Report

Standards Based Report Cards


Bilingual Services

Technology Services




Student Services