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Curriculum, Instruction and Accountability

Welcome to Williston School District 29!

Welcome to the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Accountability.  I joined Williston School District in July 2016 and I have been excited to assist with the implementation of many new initiatives and strategies to raise student achievement in our district. 


The Director of Curriculum and Instructional coordinates all Federal Programs, State and Local Assessments, Professional Development Activities, District Pacing and Curriculum Documents, Textbooks,  Goals and Strategic Plans in the areas of curriculum and instruction.  As the Director, I work closely with all administrators and supervisors in the district to assist in the coordination of programs, implementation of policy and consistent practice.


I look forward to working with administrators and teachers as we focus on improving student achievement, enhancing teachers’ instruction, clarifying the state required curriculum, providing resources to our school based administrators, and planning for the future of Williston County Schools.


Debra McCord

Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Accountability




Nondiscrimination Notice:

Williston School District 29 opportunities will be offered without discrimination due to race, religion, color, disability, sex, age, alienage, or national origin in accordance with Title IX, Section 504 and Title II State and Federal guidelines. 

Please contact the following for additional information and/or discrimination grievances:

Kathy Griffin, Director of Special Services, 803-266-8012 (Section 504)

Dr. LaToya Thomas-Dixon, Director of Human Resources, 803-266-8011 (Title IX)

Debra McCord, Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Accountability, 802-366-8017 (Title II)



School Support Contacts:

Egeria Bostick, K-8 Literacy Coach,

April Smith, K-2 Instructional Coach,

Sally Fickling, Special Education Instructional Coach,

Windy Stephenson, Elementary MTSS Support Specialist,

Patricia Ulmer, Middle MTSS Support Specialist,

Tony Flowers, High MTSS Support Specialist,

Betsy Portune, Gifted and Talented Coordinator,

Lynette Corder, ESOL Teacher,



District and school report cards link

District Strategic Renewal Plan

CTE Perkins V Performance Report

Policy IKE-R Read To Succeed Third Grade Retention

Policy IKE Promotion/Retention of Students

WSD Promotion/Retention Rubric (updated 2019-2020)

MAP Cut Scores by Grade Level

September 2019 Newsletter

October/November 2019 Newsletter