We work to support our teachers in every way to bring outstanding programs and engaging instruction to our students. The Curriculum and Instruction Department focuses on leading the development of world class curricular models; promoting the instructional development of all stakeholders through coaching, modeling and reflective practices; and creating systems to gather data to drive continuous, meaningful improvement in teaching and learning.

Contact: Julie Stockwell, Lead Curriculum and Instructional Specialist
Main Line: 623.738.0005

Stephen Weltsch

Stephen Weltsch

Director of Curriculum & Instruction and Student Services

“As an Arizona native, I care about making a difference in my community. Career and Technical Education (CTE) shapes and prepares students to be college and career ready, and afterwards these same students shape our neighborhoods and workplaces. CTE Programs serve as centers of learning, skill acquisition and career development, and have a profound influence on our society.”

Julie Stockwell

Julie Stockwell

Lead Curriculum and Instructional Specialist

“Education is the gateway to a meaningful, rewarding life. Career and technical education provides a variety of “fast passes” to that successful future. I am very fortunate to be one of the people in West-MEC to work directly with the teachers to help create those fast passes for our students.”

Bryan Kestle_2

Bryan Kestle

Curriculum & Instruction

“I believe education creates opportunity. There is no better example of education creating opportunity than that of career and technical education.”

Jennifer Brooks

Jennifer Brooks

Curriculum & Instruction

“West-MEC allows students the opportunity to pursue their passion and provides the solid foundation for them to be successful in their future career. I am fortunate to work with our teachers who share their own knowledge and expertise every day to support students in realizing their dreams.”

Joel Wakefield

Joel Wakefield

Curriculum & Instruction

“Teachers make a difference in the lives of students everyday. It is a pleasure to work with teachers as they educate students and provide a world-class curriculum.”

Layne Burkhardt

Layne Perales

Curriculum and Instruction Administrative Assistant

“Being an employee of an educational organization that promotes, encourages and has the ability to shape students into becoming successful young adults through career driven education is just one of the many reasons why I take pride in working at West-MEC. I am equally as pleased to be a parent of students who have chosen Career and Technical Education programs in which they learn the skills necessary to compete and excel in the ever changing work force.”

Ron Kalmbach

Ron Kalmbach

Curriculum & Instruction

“I enjoy working with young adults and helping them become highly qualified employees who are leaders in the workplace and community.”

Thomas Bogart

Thomas Bogart

Curriculum & Instruction

“I love what I do because it allows me to develop a better understanding of organization practice. I see value in what I do because it aids in continuous improvement of the district and consequently student achievement.”