Academics & Strategic Initiatives Overview

  • Academics & Strategic Initiatives is the umbrella organization for the Divisions of Advanced Studies & Programs (ASP), Curriculum & Instruction (C&I), Partnerships, Development & Marketing (PDM), and Professional Growth & Development (PGD).  Together, these offices serve to design, develop, and implement curriculum, programs, clubs, professional development, and events targeting our students, teachers, and community stakeholders.

    From the classroom to the boardroom, our professionals are engaged in serving schools and those who learn and work there.  Moreover, employees of Academics & Strategic Initiatives work hand-in-hand with our local business professionals and community organization volunteers to ensure that our classrooms and curricula are state of the art in order for our students to be prepared for 21st century careers and community life.


  • Maureen McMahon, Ph.D.
    Deputy Superintendent

    Mary Tillar
    Assistant Superintendent
    Advanced Studies & Programs

    Michele Batten
    Assistant Superintendent
    Curriculum & Instruction

    Heidi Oliver, Ph.D. 
    Executive Director of Professional
    Growth & Development

    Carol Ann McCurdy
    Director of Partnerships,
    Development & Marketing