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Dallmann assumes role as Supervisor of Assessment, ESL

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Stephanie Dallmann, former English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher and district instructional coach, is now serving Hamblen County Schools as supervisor of Assessment and ESL. 

Describing Dallmann as “a champion of student learning in our district,” Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction Brantley Smith, said, “Beyond that, she also is an excellent leader with a unique skill set and background that lends itself very well to her new position.

“She is a state-recognized expert in instruction for English Language Learners,” Smith said, “and she possesses an analytical mind and a deep understanding of data and how to use it to inform instructional decisions.”

 

Listing her talents, Dr. Jeff Perry, superintendent of schools, spoke of Dallmann’s exemplary written and oral communication skills, strong personal skills and her understanding that everything educators do is based on relationships, he said, “she possesses a thorough understanding of curriculum and how to align it with state standards.”  

 

Describing her as a “servant leader,” Perry added, “I am confident she will help Hamblen County better understand what we are expected to teach at each grade level.  I have worked with several individuals on assessment and data and she is one of the brightest and most capable individuals with whom I have ever worked.  She understands student data and possesses the ability to translate that data into information that can be used to improve student achievement. 

 

“Virtually anyone can produce a ton of data, but few people can review the data and isolate those key pieces of information that can be utilized to better align the curriculum and to strengthen the instructional program,” he said. 

 

Even fewer individuals have the ability to effectively communicate those ideas to others. She is one of those unique individuals who has the total set of skills to be successful.  She will be one of those key people who will transform this school district and place us within the top academic systems in the state,” he said.  

 

Dallmann portrayed this new exciting chapter in her life as the culmination of her love of working with kids, her passion for making students achieve to their highest potentials, and her dedication and belief that Hamblen County teachers and the entire district can be a leader in academic excellence.   

 

Having lead more than 200 professional development sessions at school, district, regional, and state levels on a variety of topics, she plans and facilitates district assessment training for administrators, and districtwide ESL trainings.

 

Her success is evidenced by improving ELL student achievement in Hamblen County Schools.

 

Dallmann, a native of Wisconsin, is a graduate of Tennessee Tech University with a B.A. in Arts and Sciences and an M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction. She has an Ed.S. in Administration and Supervision from Lincoln Memorial University and is currently working toward her Ed.D. in Administrative Leadership at Carson-Newman University.

 

A former Hamblen County Teacher of the Year, Dallmann began her career at Manley Elementary in 2007 as an ESL teacher.  In 2013, she assumed the role of District Instructional Coach for grades four and five, and ESL.

 

As an instructional coach, Dallmann provided instructional training to more than 100 educators, mentored new teachers, and facilitated academic growth throughout the district.

 

In addition to collaborating with the instructional coaching team in districtwide initiatives and coordinating districtwide pacing and curriculum frameworks, she planned and implemented Professional Learning Communities (PLCs).  She sifted through data to develop specific and strategic instructional support for both teachers and administrators.

 

As ESL supervisor, Dallmann provides instruction to Hamblen County’s ESL teachers, coordinates state and federal requirements, maintains ESL student information and data, and recruits new ESL teachers and teaches preparatory courses for teachers seeking the ESL endorsement.

 

For three years, she served the Tennessee Department of Education a Core Content Coach for math and English/language arts and as a content developer for ESL state summer training.

 

Dallmann is a certified TEAM instructor, has extensive understanding of academic standards, instructional best practices and data and accountability.