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Office of Academic Services
Thomas Spencer, Associate Superintendent of Academic Services
Thomas Spencer, Associate Superintendent of Academic Services

 Thomas Spencer,
Associate Superintendent
Academic Services
662-429-5271, ext.7105
Email: thomas.spencer@dcsms.org

Welcome!

It is my honor to lead an exceptional group of professionals committed to providing continued support to teachers, students and parents.  One of the goals of Academic Services is a shared responsibility with principals, teachers, and parents as WE work to provide an enriched and rewarding learning experience for all students.

Academic Services consists of academic programs that include Career and Technical Education, Leadership Development, Research and Accountability, Special Education, Federal Programs, Mental Health, Student Records, English Learners and Curriculum.  Personnel from these departments will work closely with you to provide the necessary assistance, resources and training opportunities designed to support student achievement and enhance teacher performance.

Please feel free to contact us regarding questions you may have.  For contact information, please click the Personnel Contacts link under Academic Services.

I wish you much success this school year!

Thomas Spencer

#TeamDCS Raising the Bar. Again.

 

 
Jerry Darnell
,
Executive Director,
Academic Services
662-449-7179

Email: jerry.darnell@dcsms.org
 
 
Lucy Hasselman
Executive Director of Secondary Education,
Academic Services
662-449-7255

Email: lucy.hasselman@dcsms.org
Amanda Samples
Executive Director of Elementary Education,
Academic Services
662-449-7269

Email: amanda.samples@dcsms.org
   
 
Carol Cummings

Administrative Assistant,
Academic Services
662-449-7158

Email: carol.cummings@dcsms.org 

 

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The Mississippi Dept. of Education has released K-8 Family Guides for ELA and Math. 
To access these documents, please click here.

 

 

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