• Curriculum and Instruction

    Director: Ellis Ayers

    Administrative Assistant: Bev Baird

    The Department of Curriculum and Instruction for Avery County Schools focuses on the basic learning skills: reading, writing, and mathematics.

    Professional Learning Communities


    Avery County Schools is poised at the edge of a new era in educational success.  Our school system is moving from good to great.  The focus on student learning is at the center of this educational paradigm shift. 


    Avery County Schools has cultivated collaboration among teachers to promote Professional Learning Communities (PLC’s).  Each PLC is different in makeup, but is committed to progressive curriculum goals that are consistent.


    Consistent PLC Goals


    a)     Ensuring that students learn

    b)     A culture of collaboration

    c)     Effective response to results


    Consistent PLC Question
    • Are you teaching the right things?
    • Are you teaching them the right way?
    • How do you know your students are learning?
    • What are you doing for those who are not?
    PLC's are teacher directed responses to student learning needs.
    Updated state level professional development sessions through WRESA and RESA may be found at: http://www.ncpublicschools.org/profdev/calendar.

Last Modified on August 4, 2016