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  • Teacher Academy is a program developed by the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools and funded by The Winston-Salem Foundation Peer Project. The program’s main function is to support teachers and improve student outcomes.


    Contact Information 

    Heather Barksdale

    Director of Teacher Induction



    Beth Ausley

    Teacher Academy Coordinator



    Sally McCombs

    Teacher Academy Support Coordinator





    The Teacher Academy program has two distinct pathways of support for teachers:

    • Quality Colleague Pathway
    • Professional Development Pathway

    Both pathways utilize high-quality teachers from our system as Teacher Leaders.  Instructional Superintendent Donna Cannon heads the program for the school system.