Instructional Infrastructure


Welcome to the vibrant world of the Instructional Infrastructure Department at Southfield Public Schools!

We are deeply committed to ensuring that your scholar receives an exceptional education within our district. Our mission is to stand beside them throughout their learning journey, offering unwavering support. We are passionate about creating enriching learning environments, providing strong support to our educators, and steering our students toward a path of success. Our focus remains on continually improving teaching methodologies and fostering innovation within our curriculum.

Our pride stems from the transformation we inspire through innovative programs and engaging experiences, in which your scholar is an active participant. These hands-on opportunities are strategically designed to spark their curiosity, broaden their horizons, and equip them with the skills needed to thrive in an ever-evolving world.

I encourage you to explore the informative pages on our website, where you will witness the collaborative efforts that are shaping the future of education. If you have any questions or need assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out. Our contact information can be found below, and we are dedicated to supporting you.


Sommer Caldwell-Carruthers
Executive Director of Instruction

Instructional Support Network

Sommer Caldwell-Carruthers, Executive Director of Instruction
248-746-4350 /

Angela Smith, Director of Intense Student Support Network
(248) 746-7656 /

Hallie Snyder, Director of Career-Focused Education
248-746-4330 /

Alise Collier, Supervisor of District Programs and Special Projects
248-746-4338 /

Yvonne Hammond-Taylor, Math & Science Curriculum Supervisor

Jessica Hines, English Language Arts & Social Studies Curriculum Supervisor
248-746-4314 /

Erin Hughes, ELL Supervisor
248-746-7633 /

Paula Lightsey, Supervisor of Academic Advisement
248-746-8565 /

Gwendolyn Whittington, Support Coordinator
248-746-0048 /