Interim Chief Officer for STEAMA Curriculum and Instruction
Special Advisor for Pre-K and Federal Programs
Kristen W. Hall
Special Advisor for Digital Learning and Student Support Services
Director of CTE/Instructional Management/School Counseling
Special Advisor for K-8 Curriculum and MTSS
Director for Exceptional Children Services
The Curriculum Innovation Department's role is to support Duplin County Schools' vision to become an exemplary school system where all students and staff excel in a globally competitive society. The Curriculum Innovation Department provides the provision of resources, curriculum support, "best practice" instructional strategies, formative and summative assessment, and professional development.
K-8 Curriculum & High School Curriculum - The Curriculum Innovation Department is served by an Interim Chief Officer for STEAMA Curriculum and Instruction and a Special Advisor for K-8 Curriculum and MTSS. These directors are responsible for coordinating with other specialty areas such as Federal Programs, Career and Technical Education, Technology, and Exceptional Children's Programs.
Academically/Intellectually Gifted Program - The AIG program supports the education of K-12 students with unique academic gifts. Support is provided through programs at the student's home school. The Academically/Intellectually Gifted Program is coordinated by the Special Advisor for K-8 Curriculum and MTSS.
Exceptional Children's Department - The Office of Exceptional Children provides support for students identified with a specific disability. Services include assistance with the evaluation process, eligibility requirements, compliance of State and Federal procedures, modification of curriculum, teacher support and training, as well as the monitoring of student and parental rights.
Academic and Behavior Support - Duplin County Schools uses a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) to provide academic and behavior support to schools. We provide interventions and support that can be adjusted depending on a student’s progress. By focusing on academics, attendance, and behavior we strive to grow the "Whole Child."
Career and Technical Education Department - The Career and Technical Education Department provides programs that allow students to explore a variety of career pathways that support the district's STEAMA initiative.
Digital Learning & Media Department - The Digital Learning & Media Department provides leadership in creating lifelong learners and responsible citizens through the love of reading, inquiry-based learning, and collaborative teaching in a digitally connected world.
Federal Programs Department - The Office of Federal Programs provides oversight and support for areas such as Title I, Title I Parent Involvement, Migrant Education, and English as a Second Language. The Federal Programs Department also provides targeted assistance for at-risk populations through its various programs, supplies, and human resources support.
Accountability/Improvement Systems Department - The Accountability/Improvement Systems Department provides support of the district’s vision and mission by assisting district and school staff on state/federal accountability components and continuous improvement efforts.