District Support Plan and Improvement Team
Superintendent Dr. Beverly Emory; Deputy Superintendent Dr. Kenneth Simington; Instructional Superintendents: Donna Cannon, Patricia Gainey, Rusty Hall, Dr. Lionel Kato, Dr. Amy Nail, and Dr. Karen Roseboro; Assistant Superintendent for Operations Darrell Walker; Chief Financial Officer Kim Slusher; Chief Human Resources Officer Matt Dixson; Chief Program Officers: Kevin Sherrill (Technology), Dr. Marty Ward (Research & Evaluation), Andy Kraft (Accountability), Brent Campbell (Marketing & Communications), General Counsel Dionne Jenkins and Chief of Staff Alex Hoskins.
Collaborating team members include: Chief Program Officer for Exceptional Children Sam Dempsey, Executive Director of Federal Programs Dr. Kelly Hales, Director of School Administration Sam Mills and Director of Instructional Support Processes Deborah Hartman.
The District Support and Improvement Team meets weekly and is committed to providing oversight and support to all schools; with additional focus on Low Performing Schools. School Improvement Grant (SIG), Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI), and a subset of Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI) schools will also receive an additional layer of focus and support via the Inspire340 initiative. Each school is provided training in conducting a comprehensive needs assessment, analyzing the resulting data, setting goals, selecting appropriate school improvement strategies, and developing action steps for implementation and monitoring. The WS/FCS district uses the NCStar platform for school improvement planning purposes
As part of the school improvement process and district support frameworks, Monitoring & Support Teams will conduct monitoring visits between two and five times per year based on a differentiated tiered process. The Monitoring and Support Teams will consist primarily of personnel from the Instructional Services Division. The Monitoring and Support Team Facilitators will regularly update the District Support Team and all visits are documented for review in a common electronic location.