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Curriculum & Instruction

Curriculum & Instruction

The Bulloch County Schools Curriculum & Instruction Department is responsible for the following areas: selection of curriculum, instructional methods, Student Support Services, Common Core Georgia Performance Standards implementation, the development of student learning objectives (SLOs) and assessments for all subjects not tested by standardized tests, gifted instruction, the Career Technical & Agricultural Education  program (CTAE), alternative educationsocial work and special education.

As a public school system we teach the academic standards set by our state, which are currently the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards. We welcome the opportunity for our parents and educators to give objective and constructive feedback on these standards.

While the state sets academic standards, it is our job locally to ensure that we hire the most highly qualified faculty to teach the standards. In Bulloch County we invest in continued professional development for our faculty to help them be most effective. We also provide proper time for faculty to plan and collaborate with their subject- and grade-level peers in professional learning communities (PLCs). 

Because Bulloch County Schools uses PLCs in our system, these are a natural vehicle for faculty and administrators to constantly gather feedback on standards, curriculum and teaching methods. This helps ensure that our faculty are well-trained and well-prepared to lead students to success.

With highly qualified faculty in place, the school system seeks their input to select curriculum materials that they and administrators  feel are best to teach the standards. The selection of curriculum is always a local decision.


  • In grades one through eight, academically advanced students are eligible for the gifted program's QUEST  classes.
  • Accelerated high school students can take Advanced Placement classes or dual-enrollment college and university classes through the ACCEL Program . Guidance counselors have more information about these programs. 
  • Our comprehensive special education program offers eligible students all services outlined in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).  Types of services offered include collaborative and inclusion classes, pullout resource classes and self-contained classes. Our staff includes certified speech therapists and occupational therapists.


High School Math Curriculum: Traditional/Discrete vs. Integrated
February 2015 – The State Board of Education has approved new math courses that offer a traditional/discrete option for Georgia high school students.

Starting with the 2015-16 school year, high schools will be able to offer either integra... Continue
Posted by: Hayley Greene
Published: 3/3/15


Dr. Mary A. Felton
Assistant Superintendent 
Curriculum & Instruction


Theresa Beasley
Administrative Assistant


Leslie Schlierf, Exec. Director
Student Support Services


Teresa Phillips, Director
Curriculum & Instruction - English Language Arts/Social Studies Grades 4-12


Jennifer Wade, Director
Curriculum & Instruction -Early Learning PK- 3rd Grade


Abbie Lacienski, Director

Curriculum & Instruction - CTAE & Fine Arts
Career, Tech., & Ag., Education


Casey McNeely, Director
Mathematics Curriculum Grades 4-12


Virginia Bennett, Director

Science Curriculum Grades 4-12



Tim Rountree, Administrator

Transitions Learning Center



Rachael Akridge, Secretary

Transitions Learning Center



Dionne Gamble, Coordinator

Social Work/Attendance & Homeless Liaison



Jessica Nails, Secretary

Social Worker & Disciplinary Hearing Clerk


Ellen Cowart, Lead Teacher

QUEST - Gifted Services



Cyndi Westberry, Secretary