Meet our Team
Welcome to Curriculum, Instruction, and Accountability.
The curriculum, Instruction, and Accountability Division provides services and resources to support our schools as they strive toward excellence in student achievement for all our Johnston County Public School students.
Dr. Paula Coates
919-934-4361 ext 4001
Dr. Paula Coates served as the Executive Director of Federal Programs prior to being named Deputy Superintendent. In addition, Dr, Coates held positions as principal of West Johnston High School, Archer Lodge Middle School (opened the school), and Corinth-Holders School. She also taught mathematics in middle school, high school, and at Johnston Community College. Dr. Coates earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics Education and a Masters degree in Education from North Carolina State University; a Master of School Administration from East Carolina University through the North Carolina Principal Fellows Program; and a Doctor of Education degree from Fayetteville State University. She is licensed in 6-12 Mathematics, K-12 Superintendent, and as a Curriculum Specialist.
Curriculum, Instruction and Accountability Officer
919-934-4361 ext 4091
Suzanne Mitchell served as Administrative Officer before being named Curriculum, Instruction and Accountability Officer. Mrs. Mitchell was principal of Selma Elementary and in 2015 was named JCPS Principal of the Year. She taught high school English at Southern Wayne High School and Smithfield Selma High School as well as serving as a reading specialist, curriculum coach, and assistant principal at Selma Elementary. Mrs. Mitchell earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Lenoir Rhyne University, Master of School Administration from East Carolina University through the North Carolina Principal Fellows Program, and Education Specialist degree from East Carolina. She is licensed in 9-12 English, K-5 Elementary, K-12 Reading, K-12 Superintendent, and is a certified curriculum specialist and dual language administrator.