Teaching & Learning

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Teaching & Learning 2018-04-03T12:59:59+00:00

Tim Gaddis – Assistant Superintendent TLA
Jaci Stewart – Curriculum Director
Laurette Carle – Professional Development Director
Kevin Deck – Assessment Analyst
Kelly Wade – Instructional Technology Director
1320 West Main Suite 202 Franklin, TN 37064

The mission of the Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Department is to support students, families, teachers, and administrators in their efforts to ensure that every WCS graduate is equipped with the skills, knowledge, and habits to be successful in higher education or today’s workplace. We work at the classroom, school, and systemic level to support the District’s vision of becoming nationally recognized for students who excel in academics, the arts, and athletics.

Our work includes six areas that are essential to the District’s success:

Curriculum specialists in all subject areas work with educators across the district to develop and refine scope and sequences that ensure student opportunities to master critical content. They guide teachers and administrators in the selection of the best curricular materials available, and they lead the ongoing analysis and evaluation of those materials. For more information please click here.
Curriculum specialists provide educators with guidance and coaching in research-proven instructional strategies. They work side-by-side with teachers and administrators to increase classroom effectiveness.
Williamson County Schools is committed to using both formative and summative data to drive instructional planning, guide the deployment of resources, and inform all improvement efforts.
Teachers, administrators, and classified employees have access to high quality research-supported professional development through the District. Professional development is tracked carefully through an online management system to ensure that every employee has the opportunity to expand knowledge, learn new skills, or fine-tune practice.
Instructional Technology supports the development and implementation of best practices for learning and technology use by students, teachers, administrators, and WCS families. For more information please click here.
Williamson County Schools provide English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction for students who qualify as English Language Learner (ELL). For more information, please click here.


Joseph Whinery, ESL Supervisor Melissa Dufrechou, Curriculum Specialist, Fine Arts
Valerie Porter, Science Kit Specialist Marianne Gilbert, Curriculum Specialist, Literacy
Kevin Deck, Assessment Analyst Jenny Lopez, Curriculum Specialist, MS/HS Math
Nannie Curry, Textbook Specialist David Rector, Curriculum Specialist, K-12 History/Social Studies
Roy Beard, Textbook Maintenance Sarah White, Curriculum Specialist, K-12 Science
Kenneth Roland, Textbook Maintenance Christina Gilliland, Curriculum Specialist, World Language
Don Booten, Textbook Maintenance Barbara Mayo, Professional Development Secretary
Tracey Edwards, Curriculum Specialist, K-5 Math Marguerite Kindle, Department Assistant
Becky Mitchell, Counseling Specialist, K-12 Counselors Sabrina Sayers, Help Desk Technologist
Cassandra Harrington, Curriculum Specialist, Literacy Portia Clay, Help Desk Technologist
Tina Hamblen, Coordinated School Health Sheena Newbill, Tier Intervention Specialist
Karen Wight, Curriculum Specialist, K-5 Literacy and Social Studies