FORTY NEW TEACHERS ARE WELCOMED TO SUMTER COUNTY SCHOOLS The renewed landscaping and gleaming floors of Americus-Sumter High North Campus welcomed 40 new teachers to the Sumter County Schools' family of educators.
On Thursday, July 21, 2011, Dr. Valerie Roberts, Human Resources Director of Sumter County Schools, began the full day with welcome and information for the new teachers. Before lunch, Directors and program managers from Nutrition, Human Resources, Finance, Federal Programs, Accountability/Research, and Energy Education shared detailed information about their programs. On the afternoon agenda was information about Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction, Classroom Management , Special Education, Technology and the Georgia Teacher Evaluation Program (GTEP).
Completing the information-filled day was a time of meeting with respective Principals, school board members and other administrative leadership. Three years ago, Dr. Valerie Roberts began a New Teacher Induction Program. The five dates for these 2012 information sessions were released to the new teachers..
A light breakfast and buffet lunch were served by the Nutrition Staff of Americus-Sumter High North Campus.
Now a member of the Sumter County Schools' team of professionals are: Brandon Courson-North Campus, Jadedra Gilmore-Cherokee, Ladonna Perkins -Staley, Cindy Hughes, Principal Sumter Primary,Rebecca Cox-South Campus, Christopher Lamb- Sumter Elementary, Mary Richards- Staley,Emily Thomas-Staley, John Daughety -South Campus, Emma Bennett-Sumter Elementary, Jessica Summers-Sumter Primary, Chris Wade- South Campus, Ozella Mackey-Sumter Middle, Jade Hancock- Sumter Elementary, Michael Murray-Sarah Cobb, Steven Harp-Assistant Principal South Campus, Don German - South Campus, Connie Downs-Sumter Elementary, Jill Cochran -Sumter Middle, Magan Davenport- Sarah Cobb, Jeffrey Whitaker -Staley, Jodi Swain - Staley, Temeisha Moore- North Campus, Kellie Rathel - Sumter Primary, Heather Lakey -Sumter Middle, Amy Benton - South Campus, Mark Walton - Sumter Primary, Cathy Gonzales -North Campus, Tiffany Gilbert - Sumter Primary, Thomas Brock - North Campus, Sherry Smith - South Campus, Sarah Mack - Staley, Jason Crawford - South Campus, Aaron Turnage -South Campus, Aida Sapp - Staley