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If you have additional questions pertaining to information listed below, please contact:

Staci Gray, Supervisor of Instruction



Curriculum and Instruction

The focus of Curriculum and Instruction is to engage in a collaborative and continuous cycle of learning and improvement at all levels.

Exemplary instructional leadership is essential, focused on teaching and learning and engaged in data-driven decision making.

We have an obligation to ensure that all student have multiple opportunities for attainment of skills and knowledge needed for post-secondary success.

You may visit for Tennessee Curriculum Guides and Standards.


Response to Intervention (RTI)

Response to Intervention (RTI) refers to a process that monitors how well students respond to changes in instruction.  The goal is to quickly identify those in need of help, provide interventions that have been shown to be effective with other students, and then monitor their progress to determine if the interventions are working.  If an intervention is not working, then a different intervention needs to be used and monitored for effectiveness.

Reading Coaches at each elementary school:

  • Identify at-risk students and facilitate implementation of scientifically research-based interventions.
  • Support stakeholders in the use of data-driven decision making.
  • Encourage collaboration within the school community to improve outcomes for all students.
  • Utilize technology within the learning environment to assess and increase student achievement.


School Counselors

School Counselors are vital members of the education team.  They help all students in the areas of academic achievement, personal and social development, and career development.  School Counselors address the needs of students through prevention and intervention programs that are a part of the comprehensive school counseling program.

Professional School Counselors have a master's degree or higher in school counseling, meet the state certification/licensure standards, and uphold ethical and professional standards of the American School Counseling Association.



Grainger County Schools ensures homeless students have equal access to the same free appropriate public education as provided other students.  The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Improvement Act, last updated by congress on July 27, 2007, gives children and youth in homeless situations the right to go to school, no matter where they live.

Homeless students are typically identified by school personnel and the Grainger County Schools Liaison, Tish Cornett.  Homeless students are further identified through coordinated services and contacts with shelter workers and service providers.  Please contact one of the persons below if you lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence:

Textbook Policy 4.401

Tish Cornett


Linda Hodges


Staci Gray