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Instructional Council


As the governing body of the Janet Kahn School of Integrated Arts, the Instructional Council represents all stakeholders in helping all students succeed.





Christy Sigmon, Principal

Kimberly Baiamonte, Assistant Principal

Elizabeth Kunz, Instructional Coach

Erin Mayer, 4/5th Combination Teacher

Sierra Ryan, 3rd Grade Teacher

Melissa King, Kindergarten Teacher

Lisa Ulibarri Miller, Kindergarten Teacher

Lauryl Knowles, Special Education Teacher

Juliana Hagel, Art Teacher


  • Pausing
  • Paraphrasing
  • Posing Questions
  • Putting Ideas on the Table
  • Providing Data
  • Paying Attention to Self and Others
  • Presuming Positive Intentions


Seven Norms of Collaboration & Effective Meetings
Garmston, R., and Wellman, B. (2009) The Adaptive School: A Sourcebook for Developing Collaborative Groups, 2nd edition. Norwood, MA: Christopher Gordon.

Instructional council meetings are alternating Mondays. Additional meetings are scheduled, as needed.