Staff

Staff for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction consists of a Director,
Instructional Coaches, Special Education Coaching Staff,
an Administrative Assistant, as well as K-12 Library Media Specialists.
Instructional Coaches, Pupil Service Staff, and Library Media Specialists meet the needs of the district during the school calendar year.
The Director and Administrative Assistant are available all year for any questions or needs you may have.
Christie Gajewski, Director of Instruction, cgajewski@sdsm.k12.wi.us
Kelly Cushion, Administrative Assistant to the Dept. of Instruction, kcushion@sdsm.k12.wi.us

                          MEET THE INSTRUCTIONAL TEAM

Team Member 

Team Member Information

Contact Info.

Christie Gajewski 

Role: Director of Instruction

Years of Service in Education: 19


Email: cgajewski@sdsm.k12.wi.us

Office Location:  District Office

414-766-5088

Joe Giera

Role: Instruction and Data
Support Specialist 

Years of Service in Education: 30

Started in SDSM: 1991

Email: jgiera@sdsm.k12.wi.us

Office Location: PDC

414-766-5195

 

Michelle Christianson

Role: Middle School Instructional Coach 

Years of Service in Education: 31

Started SDSM: 1995 (25)

Email:mchristianson@sdsm.k12.wi.us

Office Location: Middle School
414-766-5871 

 

Jen Fischer, MA

Role: New Teacher Orientation Coordinator/Luther Instructional Coach

Years of Service in Education: 24

In SM: 20

Email:jfischer@sdsm.k12.wi.us

Office Location: E.W. Luther

414-766-5343 

 

Kristen Dembroski, Ph.D. 

Role: Blakewood Instructional Coach

Years of Service in Education: 15

Started SDSM 2017

Email:kdembroski@sdsm.k12.wi.us

Office Location: Blakewood

414-766-5325

 

Janice McKeith, MA

Role: 4K Instructional Coach and Luther Interventionist 

Years of Service in Education:23

Started in SM: 2007 (13)

Email:jmckeith@sdsm.k12.wi.us

    Office Location: E.W. Luther

414-766-5268 

 

April Sterbin 

Role: Lakeview Instructional Coach

Years of Service in Education: 30+ 

New to SDSM in 2021

Email: asterbin@sdsm.k12.wi.us

Office Location: Lakeview

414-766-5286




Michelle Spindler 

Role: Rawson Instructional Coach 

Years of Service in Education: 15

New to SDSM in 2021

Email: mspindler@sdsm.k12.wi.us

Office Location: Rawson

414-766-5973

Jenna LePine

Role: MLSS Coordinator 

Years of Service in Education: 15

New to SDSM in 2021

Email: jlepine@sdsm.k12.wi.us

Office Location: PDC/HS

414-766-5849