Where Together Everyone Achieves More (TEAM)
Welcome back to the start of another exciting school year in Clinch County. We have many opportunities planned for parents and students to get involved and stay engaged this year. We started our year by welcoming new staff members as pictured below.
We celebrated returning staff by recognizing years of service, as well as our building-level support staff and teachers of the year during our system-wide kick off. We invite you to view our photos from our July 30 event. We ended our morning breakfast with a message from Ms. Melonie Brown, recognized as our system-level teacher of the year! Congratulations to Ms. Melonie Brown for her 40 years of outstanding years of service. Fortunately, Ms. Brown has chosen to return to work at CCEMS as a part-time interventionist. You’re one-in-a-million, Ms. Brown!
Our focus on instruction will be evident this year as we implement the exciting new Literacy for Learning, Living, and Leading in Georgia (L4GA) Grant, which includes initiatives for birth to five years old through 12th grade. We have local community partners, the Okefenokee Regional Education Service Agency (OKRESA) and a new reading curriculum called Journeys/Collections that are heavily embedded with evidence-based literacy strategies to improve literacy outcomes.
This spring we will host the AdvancED team who will determine our five-year system accreditation status. Information gathered through our strategic planning this fall will inform their work. We look forward to showcasing our school system’s progress in the areas of promoting students’ growth and achievement, maintaining safe and secure learning environments, and demonstrating sound fiscal practices.
Please continue to monitor our system website and social media sites at your child’s school for updates throughout the year.
Please view the entire superintendent's message for more information.
Donna D. Ryan
Donna D. Ryan