Academic Achievement and Programs

Office of Academic Achievement and Programs

  • The Office of Academic Achievement and Programs oversees curriculum, instruction, assessment, technology, and special programs and is led by Deputy Superintendent, Dr. Belinda Walters-Brazile. Overseeing the Office of Academic Achievement is Executive Director, Dr. Jennifer Hernandez. In her role, Hernandez is responsible for all areas of curriculum, instruction, assessment, and technology. Supporting this important work are seven Academic Coordinators that liaise between the district office and local schools. Dr. Karen Smits, Executive Director of Academic Programs, is responsible for areas such as: ESOL, gifted, IB, and EIP. Additional personnel in the Office of Academic Achievement and Programs also assist with effective and efficient leadership and support across all district schools. The Office is committed to providing an instructional program that supports academic achievement for all students in the Marietta City Schools’ community.

Academic Notes

Digital Learning Resources

  • School social workers are a vital part of the educational process by using their expertise to promote the healthy development of the whole child and assist students and parents in obtaining the help and resources available to achieve their goals. Not only do they collaborate with the entire educational staff to remove barriers to academic success but they provide direct and indirect services to address issues including social, emotional, and mental health. They also work with various community agencies to provide tools for students and their families to function and be productive in every phase of school and social life.

     

     Attendance Requirements 

     School Social Work Services

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Contacts

  • Dr. Belinda Walters-Brazile
    Deputy Superintendent
    250 Howard Street
    Marietta, GA 30060
    (770) 422-3500 ext. 7268

    Dr. Jennifer Hernandez
    Executive Director of Academic Achievement
    (Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment, Technology,
    Modern Language, STEM, Fine Arts, and Physical Education)
    250 Howard Street
    Marietta, GA 30060
    (770) 422-3500 ext. 7254

    Dr. Karen Smits
    Executive Director of Academic Programs
    (ESOL, Gifted, IB, EIP, CCRPI, School Counselors,
    Social Workers, Federal Programs, and Media Specialists)
    250 Howard Street
    Marietta, GA 30060
    (770) 422-3500 ext. 7254

    Michael Huneke
    Director of Assessment
    250 Howard Street
    Marietta, GA 30060

    Dr. Kerri McDougal
    Scheduling, Allotment
    and FTE Specialist
    250 Howard Street
    Marietta, GA 30060

    Luz Montanez 
    K-5 ELA Coordinator
    250 Howard Street
    Marietta, GA 30060

    Franchesca Lane-Warren
    6-12 ELA Coordinator
    250 Howard Street
    Marietta, GA 30060

    Cathy Paige
    K-12 Social Studies Coordinator
    250 Howard Street
    Marietta, GA 30060

    Tynisha Robinson
    K-12 Math Coordinator
    250 Howard Street
    Marietta, GA 30060

    Susie Throop
    K-12 Science Coordinator
    250 Howard Street
    Marietta, GA 30060

    Jennifer Williams
    ESOL Coordinator
    250 Howard Street
    Marietta, GA 30060

    Rob Pinto
    Instructional Technology Coordinator 
    250 Howard Street
    Marietta, GA 30060
     
    Coy Dunn
    Fine Arts Coordinator 
    250 Howard Street
    Marietta, GA 30060

     

    Kristin Hanfland
    School Social Worker
    340 Aviation Road
    Marietta, GA 30060
    Phone: (770) 429-3115
    Services: Early Learning Center, Hickory Hills, Marietta Center for Advanced Academics, Park Street, Marietta Sixth Grade Academy, and Marietta Middle School

    Valerie Kahiha
    School Social Worker
    1171 Whitlock Avenue, SW
    Marietta, Georgia 30064
    Phone: (770) 429-9923
    Services: Special needs Pre-K, Dunleith, Sawyer Road, Marietta High School

    Cara Creger
    School Social Worker
    1205 Merritt Road
    Marietta, GA 30062
    Phone: (770) 429-3196
    Services: A.L. Burruss, Lockheed, West Side, Marietta High School

    Jennifer Arozqueta
    School Social Worker
    340 Aviation Road
    Marietta, GA 30060
    Phone: (770) 429-3115
    Services: Spanish and Portuguese speaking families at all schools

    Ken Veal
    Trauncy Officer 
    340 Aviation Road
    Marietta, GA 30060
    Phone: (678) 365-6597