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Teaching and Learning

Where Education is Personal

Westminster Public Schools has high expectations for all students and staff, and "Where Education is Personal" reflects the commitment to students, staff and the community for improving educational outcomes for all

Competency Based System

Westminster Public Schools Competency Based System is the most effective educational model to provide flexible Anywhere Anytime learning, to address lost learning opportunities, to equip students for the skills necessary to succeed in the competitive global economy; and to meet the needs of our business community especially in response to large scale disruptions like a Pandemic.  We continue our steadfast commitment to ensuring that all students receive a quality and equitable education every day based upon the belief that all students shall attain competency to successfully advance to the next level in our Competency Based System.  We believe every student is capable and must be a participant in their education.  Making choices that align with their personal interests, strengths, and aspirations, while provided opportunities to develop and exercise their agency in and out of the classroom.

High Reliability Schools

Westminster Public uses Dr. Marzano's High Reliability SchoolsTM (HRS) framework, which grounds our collective purpose, giving all students the opportunity to learn content and skills they need for success in college, careers, and beyond. 

The WPS framework consists of five levels:

  • Level 1: Safe and Collaborative Culture
  • Level 2: Effective Teaching in Every Classroom
  • Level 3: Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum
  • Level 4: Standards-Referenced Reporting
  • Level 5: Competency-Based Education

Contacts

Brian Kosena, Ed.D.

Executive Director of Teaching and Learning
bkosena@wps.org
 

Jennette Kuxhausen

Executive Assistant
jkuxhausen@wps.org
720-542-5074

Kevin Byers

CBS Support Coordinator
kbyers@wps.org
 

Bridget Cahill Hagerman

CBS Support Coordinator
bcahillhagerman@wps.org
720-542-5211

 

Amy Sulley

Data and Assessment Coordinator
asulley@wps.org
720-542-5073

 

Nancee Sprigg

Achievement Coordinator
nsprigg@wps.org
720-542-5072

 

 

Student Achievement & Accountability

Measurement of achievement and accountability comes in many different forms.

SEE OUR ASSESSMENT CALENDAR & RESOURCES