The Curriculum and Instruction department will provide all staff with the training, support, and resources necessary to ensure pedagogical and content knowledge and to create responsive classroom cultures where students feel emotionally, intellectually, culturally, and physically safe and valued. 



    The Curriculum and Instruction department will support all staff to reflectively practice, integrate, and deliver the following to all students: 

    • rigorous core through the use of differentiated practices 

    • intentional scaffolding by responding to the uniqueness of every learner 

    • equitable learning environments that intentionally see learning as a socio-cultural experience 

    • culturally responsive lessons that foster authentic student engagement

  • Shannon Baggett

    Shannon Baggett

    Asst. Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction

    (828) 350-7000

  • About Shannon Baggett, Asst. Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction

    Shannon Baggett is a New Orleans native who moved to Asheville with her family in 2001. As an educator for over 30 years, she began her career in New Orleans teaching high school Biology, Earth Science, and Anatomy and Physiology as well as coaching volleyball and softball. She designed and implemented a Medical Academy which included new curriculum and internships for students wishing to pursue a career in the medical field. After moving to Asheville, she taught high school science at Asheville High for 4 years and then became a part of a team of educators who designed and implemented the School of Inquiry & Life Sciences at Asheville (SILSA). Since the school’s inception in 2005-2015, Mrs. Baggett served as the Lead Teacher and Digital Lead Teacher. In August of 2015, she then joined the Lucy S. Herring Elementary team as the Assistant Principal.  In January of 2017, she began leading the Montford North Star Academy team as the school Principal. 

    Mrs. Baggett earned her Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts in Science Teaching degrees from the University of New Orleans. She attended Appalachian State University for her licensure in Instructional Technology/Media, and School Administration and Leadership. She earned National Board Certification in 2004.

    Mrs. Baggett and her husband have a beautiful teenage daughter. As a family, they enjoy traveling and exploring the outdoors.