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. Jami Frost.

    Overseeing the Office of Academic Achievement is Executive Director Dr. Jennifer Hernandez. In her role, Dr. Hernandez is responsible for all areas of curriculum, instruction, assessment, and technology. Supporting this important work are eight Academic Coordinators, four Science of Reading Facilitators, and one Gifted Coach that liaise between the district office and local schools. Dr. Hernandez also supports Gifted and IB Programmes.

    Dr. Kerri McDougal is the Director of Academic Programs and oversees areas such as scheduling and allotments, counseling, truancy, prevention intervention and Hartmann Center.

    Dr. Brittney Bridges, Executive Director of Innovative Practices, oversees school governance, charter, policy, and federal programs.

    The Office is committed to providing an instructional program that supports academic achievement for all students in the Marietta City Schools community.

Academic Notes

College and Career Academy

  • Career and Technical Education Programs

    Marietta City Schools offers the following career and technical education programs for all students regardless of race, color, national origin, including those with limited English proficiency, sex or disability in grades 9-12:

    • Aerospace Science Leadership (JROTC)
    • Architectural Drawing and Design
    • Audio-Video, Technology and Film
    • Biotechnology Research and Development
    • Certified Nursing Assistant
    • Computer Science
    • Construction/Carpentry
    • Criminal Investigations
    • Culinary Arts
    • Early Childhood Care and Education
    • Emergency Medical Responder
    • Engineering Drafting and Design
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Game Design
    • Graphic Design
    • Graphic Communication
    • Marketing Communications and Promotions
    • Nutrition and Food Science
    • Public Safety Communications
    • Sports Medicine
    • Work-Based Learning/Youth Apprenticeship

    For general information about these programs, contact:

    Rob Garcia III
    CEO, Marietta College and Career Academy

    Inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies should be directed to:
    Dr. Brittney Bridges
    Executive Director of Innovative Practices
    250 Howard Street
    Marietta, GA 30060

Digital Learning Resources

  • Testing Blueprints

    Read more about Testing Blueprints here.


    School Social Workers

    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.