Curriculum & Instruction

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Buford City School System (BCSS) is dedicated to fostering a supportive environment for BCSS staff, students, and the community. We achieve this through cutting-edge professional development initiatives, the provision of instructional materials, and a range of instructional services. Our overarching goal at BCSS is to empower every student, equipping them with the skills to thrive as globally competitive critical thinkers, creative problem solvers, responsible individuals, and productive citizens.


At BCSS, our goal is to provide our students with the best possible education. We want them to excel in academics, athletics, and the arts, and to graduate from high school with the skills they need to succeed in a global society. Our dedicated and highly qualified educators are committed to lifelong learning, with advanced degrees, multiple certifications, and endorsements. We provide top-notch facilities and a safe, vibrant academic environment that fosters optimal learning.


Our educational framework is built on a strong commitment to the Georgia Standards of Excellence and Georgia's K-12 Mathematics Standards. These standards serve as the basis for our curriculum. 

To further improve the learning experience, we use BCSS-Adopted and BCSS-Approved Instructional Materials in addition to the Georgia Standards of Excellence and Georgia's K-12 Mathematics Standards. This helps us provide our students with a well-rounded and enriching education..

Parent Bill of Rights

Parents and guardians may, at any time, request to review instructional materials by contacting the teacher or school administration. Various instructional materials may also be accessed anytime on the BCSS Curriculum and Instruction webpage, the Canvas Parent App, or local school websites.
Department Contacts

Laura Beth Waycaster - Assistant Superintendent of Student Achievement
Sara Lingerfelt - Executive Director of Curriculum & Instruction
Dr. Lacrecia Smith - Director of Curriculum & Instruction
Christi Gowen - Administrative Assistant to Student Achievement Office
Jennifer Poole - Title III/Migrant Coordinator
Stephanie Ledford - Gifted/ESOL Coordinator
Flora Contreras - SIS Coordinator
Sara Blankenship - Technology Integration Specialist