Chief Academic Officer
Carl Shultz, PhD
Executive Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Programming
The Academics Department is responsible for the development and maintenance of curriculum throughout the Fitzgerald Public Schools, including research and accountability reporting, technology advancement through 1-1 and student-centered interactive technologies, implementation of new programming and personalized learning, staff professional development, school and district improvement planning as well as many of the intervention programs and assessment tools used by our district. The mission of Fitzgerald Public Schools’ curriculum is to provide our students a rigorous, guaranteed, viable and engaging K-12 curriculum driven by state and national standards that provide a diverse range of learning opportunities, college- and career-readiness, and personalized learning experiences. The District realizes the importance of developing student creativity, 21st Century skills, and Individualized Learning Plans that focus on the unique learning needs of each student.
Vision of the Fitzgerald’s Academics Office
1. Every Child Graduates Ready for Career or College – Every child graduates with the academic, technical, interpersonal, and work skills necessary to succeed at the next level in a career or post-secondary education.
2. Learner Voice and Choice – Learners have significant and meaningful influence in collaboratively designing their educational experience through the development of goal setting and the creation of rigorous personal learning paths.
3. Learner-Driven Learning Environments – Learning environments are varied and flexible to accommodate the needs of all learners and promote collaboration.
4. Proficiency-Based Progression – Learners demonstrate evidence of deep learning along a continuum based on the rigor of district approved state and national standards.
5. Family and Community Partnership and Connections – Families, learners, staff, and community are working collaboratively to establish meaningful relationships that support success.
6. Forward Thinking – Learners have the self-confidence, independence, and high-tech proficiencies to continuously grow – meeting challenges innovatively and creativity.