Education Advisory Board Hosts Fall 2020 Meeting

Gordon State College’s Department of Education Advisory Board met virtually Thursday to remain engaged with community partners for a collaboration of ideas. Some of the discussion included the renaming of the School of Education to the School of Education, Mathematics and Applied Sciences; recent reaffirmation for accreditation, and professional learning opportunities. The board also discussed the new Paraprofessional Program and partnerships with Griffin-Spalding Schools and Butts County Schools.

Dr. Joseph R. Jones, the Dean of the School of Education, Mathematics, and Applied Sciences expressed his excitement to the board, “We are doing some amazing things. Together, we are truly changing the lives of so many students in our communities.” The board agreed unanimously.

President Kirk A. Nooks welcomed the board members and provided a brief update on the institution’s remote learning model. Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs C. Jeffery Knighton provided an update on programs and the Highlander EDGE. The Highlander EDGE are noted qualities that set Gordon graduates apart: Engaged Innovators, Dedicated Scholars, Gifted Communicators and Ethical Leaders.

Members in attendance included: Fran Dundore, Butts County Schools; Dr. MeQuanta McCord, Monroe County Schools; Dr. Andrea Scandrett, Lamar County Schools; Dr. Kelly Teague, Henry County Schools; Dr. Tiffany Taylor, Griffin-Spalding Schools, and Dr. Pam Wetherington, Pearson Inc. Gordon State College colleagues included Nooks, Knighton and Jones.