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Banks County School System Superintendent Stan Davis announced Brittany Brown, ESOL teacher at Banks County Primary School, as the Banks County School System Teacher of the Year on Monday night. She was awarded $500 from Jackson Electric Membership Corporation and each of the four schools recognized an educator as Teacher of the Year. Christy Pruitt, third grade teacher, BCES; Amy Ward, special education teacher, BCMS; and Jon Congdon, band instructor, BCHS; completed the court of professionals. A committee of educators outside of the community interviewed the teachers and read their individual portfolios prior to making the selection of the system teacher of the year. Dr. Joy Tolbert, superintendent for Commerce City Schools, served as an interviewer and commented, “All the candidates are all outstanding teachers who demonstrate commitment to their profession.
Amy Pierce, psychologist for the Banks County School System, was also honored as she was named the State School Psychologist of the Year. In addition to honoring the teachers, the system continued the tradition of recognizing Paraprofessionals of the Year and Classified Staff Members of the Year. Davis said of those being honored, “Thank you for the job you do. We appreciate you and your service,” he noted. Those honored as Paraprofessionals of the Year include Sonya Suggs, BCPS; Gwen McGee, BCES; Gina Polkingham, BCMS; and Teresa Royston, BCHS. Those named as Classified Staff Members of the Year include Chrissy Cosper, BCPS; Lisa Greenway, BCES; Jan Armour, BCMS; and Jade Strickland; BCHS. The Board of Education hosted a reception honoring all of the employees and their families on Monday, November 13th prior to the regularly scheduled meeting of the Banks County Board of Education.
Georgia Southern University College of Education alumna Amy Pierce (‘08,’10) was named School Psychologist of the Year by the Georgia Association of School Psychologists (GASP) during the organization’s 47th annual fall conference in Jekyll Island, Georgia held Oct.16-18.
This annual award recognizes an outstanding school psychologist in the state by examining the individual’s range of psychological services, job performance, respect of fellow coworkers, students and parents, and a demonstrated pride of the school psychology career.
The school psychologist for Banks County School System in Homer, Georgia, Pierce is a two-time graduate of the University with a master’s and specialist degree in school psychology. Prior to earning her graduate degrees at Georgia Southern, Pierce was working in the community mental health field in Maine.
“I loved my job,” she said, “but I felt I wanted to pursue something more.”
Comprehensive Needs Assessment
All parents of students enrolled in the Banks County School System and interested stakeholders are invited to participate in the comprehensive needs assessment and review the Banks County School System Consolidated Local Implementation Plan and other various federal program documents and agenda items including:
Consolidated Local Implementation Plan (CLIP)
System Needs Assessment
School Needs Assessment(s)
School Parent Involvement Policy
System Parent Involvement Policy
Barriers to Parent Involvement
Student/Parent/Teacher/Principal Compact (Handout)
School wide Plans
Evaluation Form of Parent Events
Use of Parent Involvement Funds, School wide Funds
Parent Right to Know -Teacher and Paraprofessional Qualifications
Results of Recent Parent Surveys
Future Parent Surveys
Parent Information Resource Center (PIRC)
The following meetings will be held at the Banks County Board of Education, 1989 Historic Homer Highway, Commerce, Georgia. Should you have questions or comments, please contact Dr. Ann Hopkins, Assistant Superintendent, at 706.677.2224 or email at email@example.com:
Banks County Middle School - Wednesday, May 10th at 5:00 PM
Banks County Primary School- Wednesday, May 10th at 6:00 PM
Banks County School System/ All Schools – Monday, May 15th at 5:00 PM
Banks County Elementary School- Monday, May 15th at 6:00 PM
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