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Educational Programs

In Salina Public Schools, we believe

  • Each individual deserves a supportive and caring environment.
  • Teachers are catalysts to create a learning environment where kids are curious and their minds are stimulated, motivating them to take risks while learning.
  • It is our responsibility to positively affect the academic and social/emotional growth of our students and staff with the hope of strengthening our community.
  • We must support, inspire, and guide the creation of school communities that foster healthy relationships, academic growth, grit, and sensitivity to social/emotional needs.
  • We must create a culture of empowerment, innovative thinking and problem solving.
  • We must be responsive to students' needs while focusing on the whole child's individual success.

The Educational Programs Department members believe

  • Students must be at the center of all decisions.
  • We must be responsive to student needs.
  • It is healthy to challenge status quo.
  • We are obligated to continue our own learning.

Shanna Rector
Executive Director
Krista Linenberger
Elementary Director
Curtis Stevens
Secondary Director
Jody Craddock-Iselin, Director
Student Support Services 
Deanna Cullins, Director
Staff Development & Accreditation 
Patricia Haas
Early Childhood Family & Community Liaison 
David Cooper
Grant Writer 
You can easily reach any Salina Public Schools employee by following email format: [email protected]. Don’t hesitate to reach out!

Essential Questions

What do we want students to learn?
How will we determine they have learned it?
What do you do with a student that didn't learn it?
What do you do with a student that has already learned the information?
What are the most effective instructional practices to ensure student learning?