Academic Innovation and Technology

Academic Innovation and Technology supports personalized learning through instructional technology and media services. The department also assists with programs designed to help build better graduates such as the Satellite Diploma Program, virtual high school, distance learning, extended day programs, and New Tech schools. This role promotes success for all students through Title I and Title III programs.

Instructional Technology

The Instructional Technology team is made up of ten certified classroom teachers who enjoy working with educators to integrate technology into instruction. The team has close to 100 years combined in educational experiences ranging from K5 classroom teachers to administrators.

The focus of Instructional Technology is academics and curriculum. Our goal is to teach teachers how to integrate technology effectively. The ETS department works solely with the technical components of classroom equipment. For example, an ETS technician can repair a malfunctioning Promethean Board, when an Instructional Technology team member cannot.

Director: Tim Cushman

Instructional Technology Website Media Services Website

Roper Mountain Science Center

Roper Mountain exists because of a unique partnership of public ownership, corporate sponsorship, private support, and volunteers. During the school year, 400-600 students visit Roper Mountain every day for high quality “learning labs.”

Public programs at the Center are Friday “Starry Nights” programs and the Second Saturday public day. In the summer we also offer Summer Adventures in the Hooper Planetarium and Symmes Auditorium on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Director: Michael Weeks

Roper Mountain Science Center Website

Title I Programs

Title I services, Neglected and Delinquent (N & D) Funds, Homeless McKinney-Vento support, private/charter schools, Title IV, Direct Student Services Grant, parental involvement, and funding to support SC Priority and Comprehensive Support and Improvement Schools.

Director of Title I Programs – Mrs.  Randolyn Harmon

Title I Website

Alternative Programs

Greenville County Schools provides a personalized learning environment for students experiencing personal, situational, or disciplinary challenges. Alternative programs offer these students the chance to stay on track academically, while working on personal development goals in a highly structured, supportive, and safe environment.

Programs: Lifelong Learning Adult Education, Satellite Diploma Program, High School Alternative Program, Middle School Alternative Programs, Group Homes, and West Greenville School

Alternative Programs Website Satellite Diploma Program

English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

The goal of Greenville County School District’s ESOL Program is to provide equal educational opportunities to culturally and linguistically diverse students who have a primary or home language other than English. The primary focus is to provide an English-rich environment, providing opportunities to reach English language proficiency as soon as possible. Greenville County Schools is working to create a learning environment that encourages pride in his/her cultural heritage and provides the cognitive and affective support to help ELLs become contributing members of society.

ESOL Website

Virtual Programs

As part of our mission, Greenville County Schools strives to provide educational experiences that prepare students for lifelong learning and for ethical, productive participation in a democratic society and the global community.  Providing GCS students with access to e-learning will allow them to advance their education and participate in an instructional medium that is prevalent in today's post-secondary institutions and workforce training opportunities. Greenville County Students may take online courses through two online programs. (GCVSP and VirtualSC) in order to supplement their regular school schedule.

GCS Virtual Program Website

Academic Innovation and Technology Department Contacts

Dr. Charlotte McDavidExecutive Director of Academic Innovation and Technology  | 864-533-4143

Mr. Tim Cushman, Director of Instructional Technology | 864-355-3991

Mr. Michael WeeksDirector of Roper Mountain Science Center | 864-355-8900 

Mrs.  Randolyn Harmon, Director of Title I Programs |  864-355-3197

Dr. Kathie GreerDirector of Alternative Programs | 864-355-5183

 Mrs. Tanya Franca, Coordinator of ESOL Programs | 864-355-2984

Mr.  Timothy Van Heule, Coordinator of Online Learning | 864-355-3996

Mrs. Laura HerdGreenville County Virtual School Program Registrar | 864-355-3196

Mrs. Wendy OatesSC Virtual School Counselor | 864-355-3044

Mrs. Sherri Stokes, Academic Innovation and Technology Secretary | 864-355-2076