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Georgia School Board Association recognizes the Social Circle City Schools 

Walton Tribune, December 3, 2021

Writer/Contact: Dr. Robbie Hooker, Superintendent

 

Social Circle City Schools district is proud to announce the achievement and status of the Georgia School Boards Association’s (GSBA) 2021 Quality School Board recognition.  

The recognition program is designed to showcase best practices in school governance and leadership. GSBA recognizes good school board governance to foster high quality educational community cultures in order to advance student learning and achievement.  

Social Circle City Schools exceeded the criteria set forth by GSBA to earn the honor of a 2021 Quality Board. “Our school board has made tremendous strides in improving our processes and leadership for the district.  Our students, staff and families are reaping great benefits from their diligent work.  Their cohesive leadership guides our staff members' tireless efforts to empower all students with an excellent and equitable education.  The future is certainly bright for the Social Circle community.  We are appreciative of this well-deserved recognition from GSBA,” said Dr. Robbie Hooker, SCCS Superintendent.  

GSBA also recognized the tremendous service dedicated to our board by it’s longest currently serving member, Mr. Randy Carithers.  Mr. Carithers has served our community as a school board member since August of 1998 for a total of twenty-three consecutive years.  Dr. Robbie Hooker said, “Mr. Carithers is truly a servant leader.  His dedication to the students and families of our school district is commendable.  We certainly depend upon Mr. Carithers for his extensive expertise and wisdom about our community.”  

GSBA also recognized SCCS with the Leading Edge Award in the area of Culture, Climate, and Organizational Efficacy.  The Leading Edge Award highlights school districts who are leading the way in ensuring students are competitive in an ever-changing global market.  This unique achievement recognizes innovative design and implementation of projects and programs by local governance teams that are having a significant positive impact on students' achievement and engagement.  SCCS earned the award for the state-wide book study of “Shattering Inequities,” written by R.A. LaSalle and R.S. Johnson.  The district led the book study in partnership with the Professional Association of Georgia Educators.  Through the book study and many conference presentations, educators had the opportunity to hear an overview of each chapter and participate in rich discussions on developing a moral imperative designed to positively impact school culture and student success.  

Dr. Robbie Hooker, Mr. Michael O’Conor, Mr. John Callahan (Board Chair), Ms. Sabrina Sanford-Flint (Vice Chair), Mr. Randy Carithers, Mr. Steve Trantham, and Ms. Lowana Bell 

 

Dr. Robbie Hooker proudly displays the Leading Edge Award.

Mr. Randy Carithers displays his 23 years of service award.

 

Mr. Michael O’Conor, Dr. Robbie Hooker, Ms. Lowana Bell, Mr. Randy Carithers, Mr. Steve Trantham, Mr. John Callahan (Board Chair), Ms. Sabrina Sanford-Flint (Vice Chair)

Social Circle City Schools Achieves 2021
GSBA Quality School Board Status?

Social Circle City Schools is proud to announce the achievement and status of the Georgia School Boards Association’s (GSBA) 2021 Quality School Board recognition.  

The recognition program is designed to showcase best practices in school governance and leadership. GSBA recognizes good school board governance to foster educational community cultures in order to advance student learning and achievement.  

Social Circle City Schools met and/or exceeded the criteria set forth by GSBA to earn the honor of a 2021 Quality Board. The criteria may be reviewed by clicking here for more information.

The GSBA Governance Team Recognition Program was developed by Georgia superintendents and board members based on the state board of education’s standards for effective governance to recognize exemplary leadership. 

In 1998, the Georgia School Boards Association was one of the first school board associations in the nation to develop a program of standards for local boards of education. 

The GSBA Board recognition program is a three-tiered program.  For more information on the program you may visit the GSBA website for awards and recognition or to view the criteria for all tiers of the program.





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