Multi-Year SWIFT Equity MTSS Research Project

  • Cumberland County Schools has been awarded a SWIFT grant to support and deepen our implementation of equity practices and the multi-tiered system of support. Four school districts across the nation and 70 schools have been selected to participate in this research study. Our district is one of those districts and has been granted funding for 22 schools to take part in Cohort 1 and 2. Cohort 1 will begin participation this year, 2019-2020. Cohort 2 will begin participation next year, 2020-2021.

    The goal of this study is to enhance instructional leadership and support dynamic learning environments. Based on a randomized sampling, the twenty-two subject schools were selected to participate. All schools selected for this study were chosen based on established criteria set by SWIFT and CCS. The SWIFT Education team will provide equity training and equity coaching focused on MTSS (Multi-Tiered Support System) to your leadership team. (A Multi-Tiered Support System integrates academics, behavior and social-emotional learning for all students.)

    The grant provides all participant schools:

    • SWIFT Fidelity of Implementation Tool or SWIFT-FIT
    • 1 day of training for school leaders
    • 2 days of training for leaders with leadership teams
    • Job-embedded coaching to assist schools leaders with the implementation of MTSS

    SWIFT Equity MTSS Cohort I and II - Principal Teams

    Cohort I (Started in 2019-2020)
    Tara Bratcher, Lloyd Auman Elementary
    Dr. Michele Cain, Cumberland Road Elementary
    Dawn Collins, Gallberry Farm Elementary
    Yolanda Epps, Hope Mills Middle
    Anne McFadyen, Brentwood Elementary
    Katrina McKinnon, Gray's Creek Elementary
    Larry Parker, Walker-Spivey Elementary
    Stephanie Rivers, Montclair Elementary
    Billy Starks, Pine Forest Middle
    Corine Warren, Benjamin Martin Elementary
    Myron Williams, Seventy-First High 
    Cohort II (Started in 2020-2021) 
    Regina Blanding, J.W. Coon Elementary
    Dr. Natasha Brown, Westover Middle
    Dr. Don Cahill, Bill Hefner Elementary
    Brady Davis, New Century International Elementary
    Margaret Goodwin, Warrenwood Elementary
    Gerald Hernandez, Jr., E.E. Miller Elementary
    Gemette McEachern, New Century International Middle
    Eric McLaurin, Ferguson-Easley Elementary
    Dr. Tonjai Robertson, South View High
    Brenda Ware-McAllister, Lillian Black Elementary
    Niesha Witherspoon, Elizabeth Cashwell Elementary 

    SWIFT Equity MTSS District Team

    Academic Services
    Dr. Stacey Wilson-Norman, Chief Academic Officer
    Jovan Denaut, Integrated Academic & Behavior Support Facilitator
    Melody Chalmers, Assistant Superintendent, District Transformation & Strategic Initiatives
    Dr. Mellotta Hill, Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Services
    Dr. Jane Fields, Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Services
    Student Support Services
    Dr. Mary Black, Associate Superintendent, Student Support Services
    Dr. Natasha Scott, Executive Director, Student Services
    Dr. Pamela Adams, Executive Director, Exceptional Children
    Antoreya Scott, Coordinator, PBIS

Get Connected

  • Equity, Inclusion & Excellence
    Educational Resource Center
    396 Elementary Dr.
    Fayetteville, NC 28301
    Phone: 910-678-2781

    Jovan Denaut
    Integrated Academic & Behavior Support Facilitator