Mrs. Yaa Dei Appiah-McNulty will join the North Little Rock School District as the Coordinator of Accountability, Assessment, and Data Management. She comes to the district from the Pulaski County Special School District, where she serves as Principal at Joe T. Robinson Middle School.
Mrs. Appiah-McNulty will begin this role on July 1.
In this role, Mrs. Appiah-McNulty will work in conjunction with district leaders to provide professional development and support to priority schools for school improvement.
Mrs. Appiah-McNulty will also be responsible for the coordination of all federal and state-mandated testing, along with local assessments, to conduct research and to provide statistical analysis of student performance on assessments to improve teaching and learning.
As the Principal at Joe T. Robinson Middle School, Mrs. Appiah-McNulty has led a campus that showed significant growth in ESSA School Index Score in five categories. In addition, more than sixty percent of students met or exceeded their expected growth on the NWEA exam.
Mrs. Appiah-McNulty’s career in education began as a Second Grade Teacher in Illinois, where she taught for five years. She then went into administration, serving as an Assistant Principal and Principal at schools in Illinois and Iowa. She relocated to Arkansas, and that is when she became Principal at Henderson Middle School in the Little Rock School District.
“I am excited about this new opportunity,” said Mrs. Appiah-McNulty. “I look forward to working with administrators and teachers to analyze our data to develop actionable strategies to improve learning outcomes for our students.”
Mrs. Appiah-McNulty is currently attending Harding University to pursue a doctoral degree. She received a Master of Education Degree in Educational Leadership from National Louis University in Illinois and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education from Clarke College in Iowa.
“I look forward to working with Mrs. Appiah-McNulty,” said Dr. Gregory J. Pilewski, Superintendent of the North Little Rock School District. “With her experience, we will be able to have a laser focus on our various student groups and to providing teachers with the support that they need to improve student outcomes.
The Coordinator of Accountability, Assessment, and Data Management 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.