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Welcome to the OPS Instruction Department!

“It is incumbent therefore upon schools to attend to student friendships, to ensure that the class makes newcomers welcomed, and, at minimum, to ensure that all students have a sense of belonging.”
― John A.C. Hattie, Visible Learning for Teachers: Maximizing Impact on Learning

Meet the Instruction Department Team:

Steve Bratcher

Steve Bratcher

Chief Academic Officer

Amy Bellamy

District Literacy Coach

Ashlie Hurley

District EL Coordinator

Carrie Wedding

Director of Special Education

David Phillips

Director of Equity and Inclusion

Janie Moseley

Director of Multi-Tiered Support Services

Lynne Beavers

Director of Elementary Curriculum
District Assessment Coordinator

Monica Rice

College & Career Readiness Coordinator
Director of Career & Technical Education

Summer Bell

District Mental Health Coordinator

Sydney McFadden

District Digital Learning Coach

George Powell Headshot

George Powell

Director of Student Services 

Tom Stites Headshot

Tom Stites

Director of Fine Arts

Brian Benjamin Headshot

Brian Benjamin

New Teacher Coach

2nd grade girl presenting a project about bees
2nd Grade Practicing Oral Presentations
Students studying books
EL Grade 3 Module 3
Students reading work to each other
Kindergarten students sharing their work
Students reading books
“Starbooks” Accountable Independent Reading for 5th grade
Students looking through magnify glass at toys
EL K Module 1 (Toys and Play)

Important Instructional Links: