Dr. Sharesa White, who currently serves as the Executive Director of Secondary Curriculum, Assessment, and Accountability, has been appointed as Executive Director of Curriculum Innovation and Design.
Dr. White will begin this role on July 1, 2022.
In this role, Dr. White will be responsible for ensuring a high-quality curriculum and aligned instructional materials for all grade levels, content areas, and courses and that they
correspond to national, state, industry, and technology content areas.
Dr. White has over 20 years of experience in education. Prior to joining NLRSD in 2020, Dr. White served as the K-12 Curriculum Director and ESOL Coordinator in the Jacksonville North Pulaski School District. She also served as a School Improvement Specialist and a Standards and Systems Support Specialist for the Arkansas Department of Education. She also worked in the Hot Springs and Forrest City School districts as a Teacher, Gifted & Talented Facilitator, Math Instructional Facilitator, Dean of Academics, and Building Administrator. She has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Arkansas State University.
“I am excited about this new role in the North Little Rock School District,” said Dr. White. “I
look forward to working with administrators, teachers, and support staff as we will strategically
implement initiatives to maximize student achievement,” she said.
Dr. White earned an Educational Doctorate in Educational Leadership and an Educational
Specialist Degree in Administration from Arkansas State University. She received a Master of
Science Degree in Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Henderson State University and a Bachelor of Science in Education Degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Ouachita Baptist University.
White is married to her husband, Jamar, and they have a young son, Caden.
“I look forward to continuing this collaboration with Dr. White,” said Dr. Gregory J. Pilewski,
Superintendent of the North Little Rock School District. “She is committed to making sure
teachers and support staff have the tools they need to educate all of our students,” he added.
The Executive Director of Curriculum Innovation and Design is one of the reorganized Central
Office Administration positions in the North Little Rock School District, which Dr. Pilewski
proposed in the NLRSD Central Office Administration Reorganization Plan (Phase I) and
presented at the Regular Board Meeting in February. The plan was created to improve the level
of services and support to school leaders and classroom teachers to drive continuous
improvement in student learning.