Contact Us

  • All email addresses are:

    first name.last name@ashevillecityschools.net
     

    District Administration: 
    (all numbers are area code 828)


    District Staff at Central Office 
    85 Mountain Street
    Asheville, NC 28801
    828-350-7000

    Office of Superintendent

     

    Bobbie Short, Ed.D., Interim Superintendent 

    350-6145

    Kimberly Jones, Administrative Assistant

    350-6145

     

     

    Office of Assistant Superintendent of Administration

     

    Mark Dickerson, Ed.D., Assistant Superintendent of Administration

    350-6184

    Melissa Bates, Magnet Schools Specialist

    350-6111

    Kristy Coats, Administrative Assistant

    350-6122

       

    Office of Assistant Superintendent of Learning Services

     

    Terrence McAllister, Ed.D., Assistant Superintendent of Learning Services

    350-6150

    Natasha Padgett, Administrative Assistant

    350-6221

       

    Community Relations/Communications

     

    Ashley-Michele Thublin, Executive Director of Communications

    350-6120

    Timofey Buzyan, Communications Liaison 

    350-6119

     

     

    Curriculum & Instruction

     

    Dana Ayers, Ed.D., Chief Academic Officer

    (PreK-12 Instructional Programs) 

     

    350-6118

    Melissa Hedt, Executive Director of Curriculum & Instruction

    (6-12 Social Studies and English Language Arts) 

    350-6130

    Director of Secondary Education 

    (6-12 Math and Science)

     

    350-6187

    Director of Elementary Education 

    (K-5 Social Studies and English Language Arts) 

     

    350-6193

    Tracey Jenkins, Administrative Assistant

    350-6175

     

     

    Exceptional Children

     

    Paula Dowd, Ed.D., Director of Exceptional Children 

    350-6128

    Connie Wise, EC Data Manager/Administrative Assistant

    350-6129

     

     

    Finance

     

    Sarah Banks, Assistant Finance Officer (Interim Finance Director)  

    350-6158

    Taletha Clark, Payroll Manager

    350-6102

    Sabrina Harris, Purchasing Agent

    350-6101

    Wendy Hensley, Benefits Specialist   350-6164

    Christy House, Financial Services Manager (Interim Finance Director) 

    350-6142

    Sharon Wrenn, Finance Analyst

    350-6141

    Pamela Williams, Accounts Payable

    350-6105

     

     

    Human Resources

     

    Joyce Hatcher, Executive Director of Human Resources

    350-6123

    Kim Dechant, Human Resources Coordinator

    350-6140

    Cynthia Moore, Administrative Legal Assistant 

    350-6138

    Brenda Rhinehart, Personnel/Retirement Specialist

    350-6136

     Administrative Assistant 

    350-6137 

     

     

    Instructional Technology & Media Services

     

    Matt Whiteside, Director of Instructional Technology/Media

    350-6153

    Tech Resource/Help Desk

    350-6183

    Martin Jacobsen, WAN Engineer

    350-6151

    James Cathers, Assistant WAN Engineer

    350-6148

    Chip Fleckenstein, Tech II

    350-6149

    Bill Young Jr, Tech II

    350-6132

    Ryan Hauser, Technology Tech I

    350-6181

    Russell Gentry, Technology Tech I

    350-6132

     

     

    Student Information System

     

    Holly Murray, NC Student Information System Coordinator 

    350-6143

     

     

    Student Support Services

     

    Shane Cassida, Executive Director of Student Support Services

    350-6131

    Eric Howard, Ed.D, Director of Student Services

    350-6154

    Jackie Taylor, Student Support Services Administrative Assistant

    350-6133

     

     

    Testing & Accountability

     

    Ian Nelson, Director of Testing & Accountability  

    350-6187

     

     

    Transportation

     

    Sue Tripp, Transportation Coordinator

    350-6152 


    District Staff at Asheville High School 

    419 McDowell Street 
    Asheville, NC 28803

    Exceptional Children  

    Holly Sutter, High School EC Instructional Facilitator 

     350-6177

    Kathryn Szumski, Behavioral Specialist 

    350-6177

    Candrice Thul, Psychologist

     350-6177
     Kelly Weller, Psychologist  350-6177
       
    Transportation   
    Darren Barkett, Transportation/Safety Specialist  713-9300
    Amanda Rigsby, Transportation TIMS Specialist  350-6152

     

    District Staff at Asheville Primary School 
    441 Haywood Road 
    Asheville, NC 28806

    Preschool Program   
    Susanna Smith, Preschool Director  350-2906
       
    Exceptional Children  

    Zachary Cohen, Preschool/Private School EC Instructional Facilitator

     350-6133

    Kelly Weller, School Psychologist 

    350-6177

    District Staff at Claxton Elementary School 
    241 Merrimon Avenue 
    Asheville, NC 28801

    Exceptional Children  

    Ginger Costa, Instructional Facilitator 

     350-6177

    Margaret Clayton, Psychologist 

     350-6177
     Kelly Weller, Psychologist  350-6177

    District Staff at Hall Fletcher Elementary School 
    125 Hill Street 
    Asheville, NC 28806

    Curriculum & Instruction

     

    Paige Burton, K-5 Math & Science Facilitator

     350-6427

       

    Student Support Services

     

    Marta Alcala-Williams, Parent/Family Engagement Coordinator

    350-6162

    District Staff at Isaac Dickson Elementary School  
    60 Ridgelawn Road 
    Asheville, NC 28801

    Exceptional Children  

    Jennifer Griffin, Psychologist

     350-6177

    District Staff at Montford North Star Academy 
    90 Montford Avenue
    Asheville, NC 28805

    Career and Technical Education   
    Dr. Sherry Hicks, Director of Career & Technical Education  350-2510
    Theda Robinson, Administrative Assistant  350-2536
       
    Exceptional Children  

    Jennifer Arellano, Physical Therapist 

    350-6177

    Lorraine Bernhart, Occupational Therapist

     350-6177

    Victoria Bricker, Teacher of thef Deaf/Hard of Hearing 

     350-6177

    Christina Howard, Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant COTA

    350-6177 
       
    School Nutrition   
    Janette Broda, Director of School Nutrition  350-6108
    Chad Cannupp, Administrative Assistant  350-6110
       
    Student Support Services   
    Tanya Presha, Student Services Coordinator  350-6913
    Kate Perotta, McKinney-Vento/Homeless Liaison  713-7280

    District Staff at ACS Maintenance Garage 
    100 Westside Drive 
    Asheville, NC 28806

    Office of Assistant Superintendent of Administration

     

    Jeanne McGowan, District Safety Officer

    350-6169

       
    Maintenance & Property Management   
    Don Sims, Director of Maintenance  350-6198
    Capital Projects/Maintenance Specialist  350-6198