A MEETING WITH SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT DR. ROY BROOKS
DR. BROOKS MEETS WITH ALL SCHOOLS TO SHARE MESSAGE
A MEETING WITH SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT DR.ROY BROOKS Since becoming Superintendent of Sumter County Schools, Dr. Roy G. Brooks has been noted for personal delivery of his mission, goals and plans to make "Sumter County Schools one of the highest achieving rural school districts in Georgia."
Early on his arrival to Americus and Sumter County, Dr. Brooks scheduled visits to every county township. Firsthand, citizens in Americus, Plains, Cobb, Leslie, Andersonville and Desoto met Dr. Brooks and heard his early plans for "A New Beginning" in Sumter County Schools."
For two weeks in September, Dr. Brooks, Associate Superintendent Donnie Smith, and some members of Dr. Brooks' cabinet have attended after-school faculty meetings at all schools. Dr. Brooks has reviewed his six priorities of Student Achievement, Operational Efficiency, Customer Service, Public Relations and Marketing, Student Discipline and Employee Professionalism. He also shares late academic standing numbers from the Regional Education Service Association (RESA). He challenges all teacher and administrators to increase their efforts to better provide learning for students in Sumter County Schools. Mr. Smith often gives comment at these meetings with the challenge, "teach like your hair is on fire. We must have no downtime in our classrooms and meet every challenge we discover. Please ask yourself, 'who is learning, who is not learning and why?" challenges Smith. These meetings are seen on the SCS website, http://www.sumterschools.org, and each school's individual site.
Here at the first scheduled meeting with faculty and staff members of Sumter County Elementary School, Dr. Brooks and member of his cabinet convey their support for the school and the district as the promise, "Sumter County Schools will be a world-class school district," is realized.