Teaching and Learning

The Teaching and Learning Department oversees district curriculum,

instruction, assessment, and professional development.

Taryn Miley

PreK-5 Curriculum Director


I am a Springfield graduate with over 23 years of experience in the educational field. I spent 17 years as a classroom teacher at Crissey Elementary before moving into an administrative role. I am passionate about improving literacy practices and developing teacher leaders.

Jerry Bell

6-12 Curriculum Director

I have been in the education field for 23 years. Over the course of my career I have been a 5th grade teacher, 7th and 8th Grade Social Studies teacher, Junior High Study Skills teacher, High School Dean of Students, and most recently a K-6 Elementary School Principal. I am passionate about improving instruction and empowering teachers to be instructional leaders. I continue to enjoy all the opportunities I have to share my talents with Springfield Local Schools. Go Blue Devils!