Meet the Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment Staff

Dr. Jennifer Sell

Assistant Superintendent

Deb Shepherd

Administrative Services Specialist

shepherd@calhounisd.org

Don Beck

Implementation Facilitator

beckd@calhounisd.org

Don Beck is the continuous improvement consultant for the Calhoun ISD. He assists districts by supporting school and district improvement, Title I and other state and federal grants, ELL, and Regional Assistance Grant implementation. Don received his teaching degree from Michigan State University, and a master's degree in educational administration from Purdue University. He spent 16 years as a high school ELA teacher before transitioning to a principal, a role he occupied for 5 years. Don also spent two years as Marshall Public Schools' Director of Curriculum and Instruction, where he oversaw grants, McKinney-Vento, foster care, Special Education, and curriculum. Don is a school and district improvement specialist with experience planning and implementing the school improvement process, including reviewing and analyzing school data; targeting weaknesses and gaps; selecting research-based strategies to meet school needs; and implementing schools in developing goals, strategies, and initiatives to increase student learning.

Quiana Davis

Culture and Climate Consultant

davisq@calhounisd.org

Sarah Stawowy

Culture and Climate Consultant

stawowys@calhounisd.org

Janice Feller

School Mental Health Specialist

fellerj@calhounisd.org

Anne Hosking

Early Literacy Coach

hoskinga@calhounisd.org

Anne is an Early Literacy Coach for Calhoun ISD in the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment.  She provides early literacy support to districts across Branch and Calhoun Counties.  Anne has worked as an elementary teacher and building level instructional coach within her 16 years as an educator. In addition to her classroom experience, Anne has spent the last three years being trained in the research and importance of the GELN Early Literacy Essential Practices.  Currently, as an early literacy coach, she works to support the implementation of the General Education Leadership Network (GELN) Early Literacy Essential Practices in K-3 classrooms as well as the School-Wide & Center-Wide Essential Practices K-3.  

Shannon Sweet

Early Literacy Coach

sweets@calhounisd.org

Shannon is an  Early Literacy Coach for Calhoun ISD's Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment.  She provides early literacy support to districts across Calhoun County.  Shannon has worked as an elementary teacher, behavior specialist and Title One teacher within her 19 years as an educator. In addition to her classroom experience, Shannon has spent the last three years being trained in the research and importance of the GELN Early Literacy Essential Practices.  Currently, as an early literacy coach, she works to support the implementation of the General Education Leadership Network (GELN) Early Literacy Essential Practices  in K-3 classrooms.  Shannon also facilitates learning around effective literacy practices with teachers, principals and superintendents and trained co-facilitator of the Statewide Intensive Coaching Institute.

Lindsey Hughes

Early Literacy Coach

hughesl@calhounisd.org

Vee Murugan

Early Literacy Coach

muruganv@calhounisd.org

Jessica Hackworth

ELA Consultant/PBIS Implementation Facilitator/ATYP Services Liason

hackworj@calhounisd.org

Jessica Hackworth works for Calhoun ISD as an ELA Consultant, PBIS Implementation Facilitator, and the ATYP services liaison with the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment.  She provides coaching support and professional learning opportunities for teachers in Branch, Barry, and Calhoun counties.   Jessica is a member of the State of Michigan's Early Literacy Task Force, a subcommittee of MAISA and GELN. Jessica is passionate about providing support to the whole school, whole community, and whole child in order to meet the needs of each and every child in Michigan. Prior to becoming an education consultant, Jessica taught for ten years in grades spanning K-8. Jessica received her Bachelor’s Degree in English from Olivet College and her Master’s Degree in Education from Marygrove College.

Kim Fox 

Math Consultant

foxk@calhounisd.org

Kim Fox works for Calhoun ISD as a Math Consultant with the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment.  She provides coaching support and professional learning opportunities for teachers in Branch, Barry, and Calhoun counties.  She has also been involved, from the ground floor, in the state initiative with the MSP grant to bring Math Recovery to Michigan.  Kim values the constructivist theory when it comes to mathematics and is passionate about helping teachers find the joy in teaching mathematics to their students.  Kim is a member of M2C2, MAISA MLT, and the GELN Math Task Force. Her recent contributions include working on the Essential Instructional Practices in Early Mathematics.  Prior to becoming an education consultant, Kim worked in a district for 15 years as a teacher, math interventionist, and math coach. Kim received her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of North Alabama and her Master’s Degree in Education from Western Michigan University.

Michelle Tatrow

Math Consultant

tatrowm@calhounisd.org

Michelle Tatrow works for Calhoun ISD as a Consultant with the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment.  She provides coaching support and professional learning opportunities for teachers in Branch, Barry, and Calhoun counties regarding mathematics. She has been involved, from the ground floor, in the state initiative with the MSP grant to bring Math Recovery to Michigan. Michelle is a Math Recovery Trainer, supporting teachers and students in engaging meaningfully with mathematics. In addition to mathematics, Michelle supports the development of Professional Learning Communities through training at Calhoun ISD, as well as onsite team support. Prior to becoming an education consultant, Michelle spent time in the classroom as an elementary teacher, math coach and math interventionist. Michelle received her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Michigan State University and her Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Michigan University.

Angela Blood Starr

Safe and Healthy Schools

blooda@calhounisd.org

Angela Blood Starr is the Regional School Health Coordinator serving Barry, Branch, Calhoun, Kalamazoo, and St. Joseph counties with experience in supporting educators in curriculum, instruction, and assessment related to the field of health education.  As a former physical education and health teacher, Angela gained experience in the classroom that continues to influence her guidance to others who support schools. Currently, Angela services a five-county region in the areas of health education, sex education, crisis intervention, the whole child, and trauma.  As an iRest®️ Level I Teacher, Angela provides training and support to educators experiencing compassion fatigue through self-care promotion and practice.

Kevin Hershock

SPLASH/Nutrition

hershock@calhounisd.org

Kevin has worked for the CISD as a Nutrition Educator of the SPLASH program (Shaping Positive Lifestyles & Attitudes through School Health) since 2017 and the Policy Systems and Environmental Change Lead since 2019.  He holds a B.A. in Physical Education from Hillsdale College.

Lisa Middleton

SPLASH/Nutrition

middletl@calhounisd.org

Lisa has worked for the Calhoun ISD as a Nutrition Educator within the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment since 2014.  She provides nutrition and physical education lessons for SNAP eligible elementary schools in Calhoun county known as the SPLASH program (Shaping Positive Lifestyles and Attitudes through School Health).  

Prior to becoming a nutrition educator, Lisa worked in the health field as an Athletic Trainer for 20 years and a Physical Therapy Assistant for 5 years. Lisa received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Sports Medicine with a minor in Exercise Science from Central Michigan University and her Master of Science Degree in Physical Education Exercise Science with an emphasis in Administration from Michigan State University. 

Travis Winchell

SPLASH/Nutrition

winchelt@calhounisd.org

Travis has worked for the CISD since 2014 as Coordinator of the SPLASH program (Shaping Positive Lifestyles & Attitudes through School Health). Travis has over 21 years experience in the Health and Wellness field. Before coming to the CISD, he was an adjunct professor at Kellogg Community College and Jackson Community College, he also managed a hospital fitness facility for 12 years. He holds a B.A. from Spring Arbor University, a M.A. from Western Michigan University, and is a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the NSCA.