Moving at the speed of learning
Don D. Doggett is working to strengthen public schools and maximize achievement in McCormick County, South Carolina. Doggett previously served as a senior technical assistance consultant with the American Institutes for Research and the Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC), supporting state education agencies, as they assisted schools and districts.
He led efforts in needssensing, planning, and coordinating technical assistance and professional development in South Carolina and other states.
Doggett has more than 10 years of experience as both a principal and assistant principal at the elementary and middle school levels. He has guided instruction, developed professional learning communities, planned and facilitated staff development opportunities, managed district and state testing programs, recruited and evaluated staff, created after school programs, and coordinated mentoring programs and community partnerships.
Doggett served as the principal of two underperforming schools in Beaufort County, South Carolina. He developed professional learning communities and implemented a balanced literacy approach to integrated instruction in all grades. He boosted the use of data to inform instruction. Under his leadership, student achievement rose at Whale Branch Elementary School in Beaufort, which was named a Turnaround School and removed from the Palmetto Priority Schools list for the 2011–2012 school year.
Doggett has an extensive background in using technology to strengthen families and community-school partnerships. As a community outreach consultant for the Richland Clicks! Challenge Grant, he provided technology training to parents, the community, and students in Richland School District One, Columbia, South Carolina. In addition, he helped identify technology resources to support and enhance student learning and family well-being and expanded the district’s outreach opportunities
His current doctoral work focuses on early literacy/early vocabulary development.