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Instructional Programs

Welcome to the Instructional Programs website. We serve grades K-12 in the areas of Media, AIG, and the Arts.

Please use the tabs below to learn more about our programs



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The purpose of the Rowan-Salisbury School System’s Academically and/or Intellectually Gifted Education Program is to provide differentiated educational services for Academically and/or Intellectually Gifted students that comply with Article 9B of the state of North Carolina General Statues. It is our goal to provide a rigorous and challenging curriculum that will prepare our students for work and life in the 21st century.

Definition of AIG

Article 9B of the state of North Carolina General Statues defines Academically and/or Intellectually Gifted students as those who:

  • Perform or show the potential to perform at substantially high levels of accomplishment when compared with others of their age, experience, or environment;
  • Exhibit high performance capability in intellectual areas, specific academic fields, or in both intellectual areas and specific academic fields; and
  • Require differentiated education services beyond those ordinarily provided by the regular education program.


AIG Advisory Council Members:

  • Emily Bancroft
  • Christine Barringer
  • Jennifer Eagle
  • Justin James
  • Marae Reid
  • Mark Rockwell
  • Paige Smart
  • Emily Teeter
  • Stephanie Sanders
  • Ron Turbyfill
  • Darrin Turner
  • Jeanna Gregory
  • Nancy Goodnight
  • Eisa Cox

Instructional Programs Staff

Eisa Cox

Titles: Executive Director of Programs
Phone Numbers:
School: 704-630-6050

Shaina Vail

Titles: Admin. Assistant for Instructional Programs

Nancy Goodnight

Titles: RSS AIG Coordinator
Phone Numbers:
School: 704-639-3004

Jeanna Gregory

Titles: RSS AIG Lead Teacher
Phone Numbers:
School: 704-639-3004

Lead AIG Teachers

Leah Chesson Peay

Southeast Area AIG Lead Teacher

Jennifer Eagle

East Area AIG Lead Teacher

Angelia Fleming

Salisbury Area AIG Lead Teacher

Regan Shive

South Area AIG Lead Teacher

Amy Vedeikis

West Area AIG Lead Teacher

Arts Education

In today's globally competitive world, innovative thinking and creativity is essential for all students. High quality, standards-based instruction in the arts helps develop these skills and effectively engages, retains, and prepares future-ready students. All of the arts are taught by licensed arts educators and integrated throughout the curriculum.

The Rowan-Salisbury School System offers Art and Music classes to all elementary students. In middle and high school, students have the opportunity to participate in Art, Band, and Chorus. Some high schools also offer Theater and Dance.

Arts Education Wiki


Welcome to the Media Services Department for the Rowan-Salisbury School System

K-12 libraries are no longer places that just house books and are quiet! Today's media center is the instructional hub of the school and the media coordinator serves as an instructional partner. In RSS, we are transforming our media centers and updating them with more up-to-date and student-friendly furnishing. We want all students to have an inviting place to enjoy as they work, create, and read!


Please use the link above to visit your school's Destiny site for all the resources that are currently available in both print and digital format.



Rowan-Salisbury Schools Pilots State Renewal Program

The State of North Carolina passed HB 986 enabling qualifying school districts to become a renewal district. Currently only Rowan-Salisbury Schools district qualifies. On June 28th the RSS Board of Education elected to participate in this program. Click for details.