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Vann Holden, Director of Accountability

Dr. Vann Holden
Director of Planning & Accountability
(803) 476-8189



Data Analyst Brian Cope

Brian Cope
Data Analyst
(803) 476-8236



Justin Thomas

Justin Thomas
Coordinator of Student Information Systems
(803) 476-8194



Katy Gourdin

Katy Gourdin
(803) 476-8185



Coordinator of Assessment & Evaluation Lais Zachary

Dr. Lais Zachary
Coordinator of Assessment & Evaluation
(803) 476-8193



Eric Robinson

Eric Robinson
Information Systems Data Manager
(803) 476-8155



Allison Kirby, Grant Writer

Allison Kirby
Grant Writer
(803) 476-8190




Erika DuPont
Erika Dupont
(803) 476-8029

The mission of the Accountability Department is to improve student achievement by providing reliable actionable information and cultivating a culture of data-based decision making.

 This is accomplished by developing the tools and maintaining the data needed by district personnel and the public to monitor the effectiveness of, and make informed decisions about, District 5 schools and programs. The grants office is also part of this department.

Major functions of this department are:

  • coordination and administration of federal, state and district mandated testing programs;
  • evaluation of district instructional initiatives;
  • development and support of analysis tools for education decision making; and
  • researching and applying for federal, state, and philanthropic grant money.