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Deputy Superintendent of Schools

The Deputy Superintendent of Schools is responsible for the oversight of multiple departments and the system wide alignment of major initiatives in the district. The Deputy Superintendent of Schools' oversight includes: Instructional Services and Continuous Improvement, Research and Accountability, Human Resources and Student Services. 

The Deputy Superintendent of Schools' leadership of K-12 district priorities include: teaching and learning, curriculum, testing and accountability, leadership development, and principal supervision. In addition, the Deputy Superintendent of Schools interacts with all district departments to promote a culture of collaboration and alignment for the district's students and employees.


Deputy Superintendent of Schools


Dr. Beth Folger


(910) 455-2211 Ext. 20300




Deputy Superintendent of Schools

Ms. Gwyneth Trimis


(910) 455-2211 Ext. 20300



Executive Assistant to the Deputy Superintendent


Mrs. Edie Marshburn

(910) 455-2211 Ext. 20277


 Executive Assistant to the Deputy Superintendent

Dr. Mark Bulris


(910) 455-2211 Ext. 20201


 Executive Director of Elementary Education

Mr. William Laine


(910) 455-2211 Ext. 20204

 Executive Director of Secondary Education
Dr. Barry Collins  

(910) 455-2211 Ext. 20401

 Associate Superintendent of Human Resources and Student Services
Mrs. Lisa Thompson  

(910) 455-2211 Ext. 20206

 Director of Accountability and Academic Improvement



 Deputy Superintendent’s Biography

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