Elevate Learning with Sustainable Change

According to Lezotte (2005), schools are either improving or declining; they simply cannot meet the status quo. Each new school project is an opportunity to have a positive impact on learning as whole. However, without a clear change process, teaching and learning behaviors slip back to pre-existing mindsets. Join us to hear about Sioux Falls School District’s first-hand experiences and learn how to move your district/campus toward a common vision and implement change to benefit each learner.



Learning Objectives

  1. Learn about the importance of “instruction before construction” in the design process.
  2. Realize how their “north star” for learner competencies establishes a vision to drive architectural design.
  3. Discover protocols for aligning “campus activation” for educators that align pedagogy within the innovative learning environment.
  4. Learn how to recognize the importance of organization change management in the ability to sustain change.

Broadcast Date

December 14, 2022, 2:00 PM EST

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Meet the Presenters


Dr. Teresa Boysen
Sioux Fall School District
Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction

Dr. Boysen started her career in Baltic, South Dakota where she taught an elementary blended classroom and high school art. Her next step in education was at Sioux Falls School District for six years of teaching at the elementary level in grades 3, 4, and 5. In 1999, she transitioned into administration and assumed the roles of Elementary Principal for 18 years, and Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction for the past five years.


Vanessa Schutte
DLR Group
K-12 Designer

Vanessa received a Bachelor of Design from the University of Nebraska, a certificate in historic preservation, and a master’s in architecture from the University of Maryland College Park before joining DLR Group in 2005. She is a K-12 designer who focuses her energy and passions on the design intent of what her clients want and need. Vanessa takes the clients' goals and directions and composes them into a unified concept.


Marilyn Denison
DLR Group
Educational Planner

Dr. Marilyn Denison brings a unique perspective to DLR Group, having served as an educator and district administrator for more than two decades. As an educational planner, she bridges curriculum and facilities throughout the design process to ensure a holistic approach is delivered. She works with K-12 school district clients across the country to lead planning efforts and visioning exercises that establish the Why or Guiding Purpose, followed by Guiding Principles to achieve that purpose.