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Instruction and Pedagogy

Instruction & Pedagogy

Who we are

The Instruction and Pedagogy unit of District and School Services is comprised of consultants and project assistants focused on best practices for instruction and pedagogical teaching methods which assist Oakland County teachers in better serving our students.

What we do

Instruction and Pedagogy works to improve instructional practices with Oakland County Teachers. We work in the areas of Computer Science, Educational Technology, English Language Arts, English as a Second Language, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and World Language.

Instruction and Pedagogy:include such examples as Cultures of Thinking, formative assessment process, learning environment, Makerspace, MiSTAR, Next Generation Science Exemplar Program (NGSX), Project Based Learning, technology integration, learning environment, and Virtual Learning.

We support services such as curriculum, mi PLACE, New Teacher & Coaching New Teachers, and Discovery Streaming.


Suzanne Toohey

Supervisor & ESL Consultant

Kimberly Clarke

Project/Department Assistant

Laura Cummings

Digital Learning Consultant

Ashelin Currie

Literacy Education Consultant

Jennifer Curtis

Mathematics Education Consultant

James Emmerling

Science Education Consultant

Jennifer Howe

Heritage and World Languages Consultant

Yarisha Johnson

Mathematics Education Consultant

Vinos Kassab

Digital Learning Consultant

Susan Kiersey

Project/Department Assistant

Kimberly Kocsis

MiSTEM Region Director

Christina Kozlowski

Newcomer English Learner Consultant

Christopher Lee

Teacher Induction and Social Studies Education Consultant

Lyn Weber

Project/Department Assistant

Andrea Zellner

Learning Design Consultant