We are pleased to announce the selection for our next Director of Teaching and Learning. Through a rigorous hiring process, Alicen Gaytley has been selected to serve the district in this position and will start on July 1, 2019. Ms. Gaytley comes to us from the Wenatchee School District where she presently serves as the Assistant Director of Instructional Programs. In this role, she oversees programs such as AVID and Highly Capable and is the Advanced Placement Exam coordinator. Prior to this experience, she served as an instructional coach, taught 2nd and 4th grade, and also English abroad in Hyogo, Japan. Alicen is a National Board Certified Teacher and her expertise has been featured in WERA, WSASCD and Teach to Lead conferences across the state and nation.
During the hiring process, Alicen displayed a clear vision for the position of Director of Teaching and Learning and articulated a plan to help students, teachers, and administrators achieve Quincy’s Promise. Her background as an instructional coach and Assistant Director will be an asset to our district and will continue the outstanding work started this year in the Teaching and Learning Department. We would like to thank Dr. Amy Torrens-Harry for all that she has done this year as the Director of T&L to move the Quincy School District forward!