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Long-time CCS Administrator Promoted to Executive Director of Academic and Instructional Systems

January 10, 2023  

Following the recommendation of Cumberland County Schools (CCS) Superintendent Dr. Marvin Connelly, Jr., the Cumberland County Board of Education approved an administrative recommendation during Tuesday evening's monthly Board meeting. Dr. Anna "Theresa" Perry has been named the executive director of Academic and Instructional Systems. 

With 27 years of experience in the field of education, Dr. Perry will lead the district's information technology curricula and systems in her new role. She will be responsible for the overall leadership and supervision of the Student Academic Systems for the school system. Areas of supervision include digital learning facilitation, PowerSchool, student records and instructional materials. 

Dr. Perry earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Fayetteville State University in 1994, a Master of School Administration degree from Fayetteville State University in 1999, and a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from East Carolina University in 2010. She began her career in CCS as a teacher and has served as an assistant principal, Beginning Teacher Coordinator and assistant superintendent for Communications and Innovative Projects. Previously, she served as the executive director of North Carolina Teacher Corps for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. She most recently served as the director of Professional development for the district.