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 five Academic Coordinators that liaise between the district office and local schools. Mrs. Jill Sims, 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

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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


    Jill Sims
    Executive Director of Academic Programs
    (ESOL, Gifted, IB, EIP, CCRPI, School Counselors,
    Social Workers, 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

    Heather Woods
    K-5 ELA Coordinator
    250 Howard Street
    Marietta, GA 30060

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

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

    Tynisha Robinson
    K-12 Math Coordinator
    250 Howard Street

    Marietta, GA 30060
     

    Celis Hartley-Lewis
    K-12 Science Coordinator
    250 Howard Street
    Marietta, GA 30060

    Donna Harleston
    Digital Resource Specialist
    250 Howard Street
    Marietta, GA 30060

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

    Valerie Kahiha
    School Social Worker
    840 Sawyer Road
    Marietta, Georgia 30062
    Phone: (770) 429-9923
    Services: Marietta City Preschool Program, A.L. Burruss, Dunleith, Sawyer Road, West Side, Marietta High School

    Adrienne McGahee-Jackson
    School Social Worker
    1171 Whitlock Avenue
    Marietta, GA 30064
    Phone: (770) 428-2631
    Services: Lockheed, Park Street, Marietta High School, Performance Learning Center, Ombudsman (high school)

    Milena Skollar /Josefina Bates
    School Social Worker
    340 Aviation Road
    Marietta, GA 30060
    Phone: (770) 429-3115
    Services: Spanish speaking families at all schools