Academic Support Services

Academic Support Services is responsible for assessing, developing, and evaluating curriculum; coordinating special programs; and providing for the continuous improvement of instruction. Our Team provides leadership in Curriculum and Instruction. We support administrators, teachers, and other instructional personnel as they engage all students in quality learning experiences leading to higher student achievement.


  • Refine and align district curriculum to reflect national and state standards.
  • Provide opportunities that increase content knowledge and recognize best instructional practices for administrators, teachers, and support staff.
  • Collaborate with and develop teacher leaders in content areas to mentor teachers and model best practices.

Training / Professional Development

Academic Support Services Staff

Debbie Barron, Academic Specialist for 6-12 English Language Arts

(864) 355-3191

Valerie Muller, Academic Specialist for 6-12 Mathematics

(864) 355-3189

Stacey Shamis, Academic Specialist for Literacy 

(864) 355-3166

Chris Burras, Academic Specialist for K-12 Science/STEM

(864) 355-5395

Deborah Carrero, Academic Specialist for K-12 AP, IB, Magnet, and World Languages

(864) 355.4817

Cathy Hale, Academic Specialist K-5 Mathematics

(864) 355-8880

Kristy Jennings, Academic Specialist for K-5 English Language Arts

Melissa Patterson, Academic Specialist for K-12 Health/PE

(864) 355-3181

Tami Finley, Academic Specialist for K-12 Social Studies

(864) 355-7313

Jane Snyder, Coordinator Gifted and Talented Programs

(864) 355-4820 or 355-4821

Bradley Wingate, Academic Specialist for Visual and Performing Arts

(864) 355-4888