Western Region Education Service Alliance

April Spencer | WRESA Secondary Education Coordinator 
Candie Sellers | WRESA Elementary Coordinator


Meetings will be held at WRESA, 10C Yorkshire Street | Asheville

Learn more about our region at www.wresa.org

Western Region Contacts


DPI Regional Education Faciliator | Amy Laughter 

Email: amlaughter@hcpsnc.org

Phone: 828-606-5026

Asheville City* | Dr. Mark Dickerson, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources

Phone: 828-350-6123

Buncombe | Kimberly Fisher, Director of Human Resources

Email: kimberly.fisher@bcsemail.org

Phone: 828-232-4233

Shonda Haynes, Licensure Specialist

Email: shonda.haynes@bcsemail.org

Phone: 828-255-5898

Catawba RALC | Karoline Fisher

Email: catawbaralc@gmal.com

Phone: 828-464-0036

Cherokee | Heather Driver, Human Resources Director

Phone: 828.554.5096

Email: heather.driver@ccs-nc.org

Elle Bradley, Human Resources Coordinator

Phone: 828.554.5122

Email: elle.bradley@ccs-nc.org 

Clay | Angel Owens

Email: aowens@clayschools.org

Phone:828-389-8513 (Office)

Graham | Tonia Walsh,Human Resources Director

Email: twalsh@graham.k12.nc.us

Phone: 828-479-9820

Haywood | Jason Heinz, Human Resource Director

Email: jheinz@haywood.k12.nc.us

Phone: (828)-456-2400

Henderson | Scott Rhodes, Chief Human Resources Officer

Email: wsrhodes@hcpsnc.org

Phone: (828) 697-4733

Jackson | Kevin Bailey, Executive Director of Human Resources

Email: kbailey@jcpsmail.org

Phone: (828) 586-2311 ext. 1925

Madison McDonald, Human Resources Coordinator

Email: mmcdonald@jcpsmail.org

Phone: (828) 586-2311 ext. 1943

Macon | Terry Bell, Director of Personnel

Email: terry.bell@macon.k12.nc.us

Phone: 828-524-3314 ext. 329


Janice Dills, Administrative Assistant

Email: janice.dills@macon.k12.nc.us

Phone:828-524-3314 ext. 331 


Madison | Lisa Gahugan, Assistant Superintendent

Email: lgahagan@madisonk12.net

McDowell | Brian Oliver, Executive Director of Administration

Email: brian.oliver@mcdowell.k12.nc.us

Phone: (828)-652-4535

Vicki White, Licensure/HR Support Specialist

Email: vicki.white@mcdowell.k12.nc.us

Mitchell | Lisa McKinney, Administrative Assistant 

Email: lmckinney@mcsnc.org

Phone: (828)-766-2223

Polk | Rachel Haynes Wood, Personnel Director

Email: rhaynes-wood@polkschools.org

Phone: 828-894-3051

Rutherford | Amy Hopps, Director of Human Resources

Email: ahopps@rcsnc.org

Phone: (828) 288-2230

Heather Munn, Licensure

​Email: hmurray@rcsnc.org

Phone: (828) 288-2230

Swain |Thomas Dills, Human Resource Director

Phone: (828) 488-3129 ext.5125

​Transylvania | Brian Weaver

​Email: bweaver@tcsnc.org

Phone: 828-884-6173 

Yancey | Carla McMahan, Human Resources Coordinator

Email: cjmcmahan@yanceync.net

Phone: 828-682-6101 ext. 110 

* Located in Buncombe County