Our Staff

Craig Savage, 
Interim Executive Director
craig@cisdurham.org 
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Crystal Avent, Director of Program Operations
crystal@cisdurham.org 
919.403.1936, ext. 25
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Susan Schmidt, Incredible Years Program Director 
Office Manager
susan@cisdurham.org
919.403.1936, ext. 21
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Miriam Valle, Director of Finance
miriam@cisdurham.org
919.724.5434
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Tavaris Adams, Success Coach
Merrick-Moore Elementary 
Volunteer Coordinator
tavaris@cisdurham.org
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Rafael Nicolelis, Graduation Coach, Durham Performance Learning Center
rafael@cisdurham.org
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Adrienne Grant-Taylor, Graduation Coach, Northern High School
adrienne@cisdurham.org
 
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Chris Williams, Graduation Coach,
Hillside High School
chris@cisdurham.org
Melanie McMillan, Success Coach,
Glenn Elementary
melanie@cisdurham.org
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Erica Smith, Success Coach,
Merrick-Moore Elementary
erica@cisdurham.org
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Mark Mitchell, Success Coach,
Eastway Elementary
Mark@cisdurham.org
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Aliyah Evans, Success Coach,
Carrington Middle School
aliyah@cisdurham.org