Gordon County Schools Welcomes Newly-appointed Member of the Board of Education, Mr. Charlie Walraven
Mr. Charlie Walraven was recently appointed by the Gordon County Board of Eduation to fill the post 1 seat vacated by Jason Henson in January. The appointment comes after Mr. Walraven was elected by Gordon County voters during the May primary election to fill the seat beginning January 1, 2015. With no opposition in the Novermber general election, Mr. Walraven's elected term will run from January 1, 2015 until December 31, 2018.
A life-long resident of Gordon County, Charlie and his family are not strangers to Gordon County Schools. He and his wife Janice, to whom he has been married forty-two years, raised two graduates of Gordon Central High School- Deron and Russell. Currently, their son Deron is a math teacher and head baseball coach at Sonoraville High School. Deron's wife, Andrea, is a social studies teacher at SHS. While Deron and Andrea's children, Ella Kate and Charlie, attend Sonoraville Elementary School. Russell, lives with his wife Katie and their children, Quinn and Barrett, in the Atlanta area.
Mr. Walraven holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Georgia and a master's degree in education from Piedmont College. He retired from Gordon County Schools in 2012, following fourteen years as a classroom teacher and five years as a graduation coach. During his tenure as an educator, he served on several leadership and strategic planning teams and coached basektball and football at Ashworth and baseball at Gordon Central. Prior to teaching, Mr. Walraven worked in the private sector for more than twenty years.
Gordon County Schools welcomes Mr. Walraven to his new post.
From the Desk of the Superintendent
Dr. Susan Remillard
It is my pleasure to welcome you to Gordon County Schools, and I am glad you are visiting with us to learn more about our school system. This website has been designed with our stakeholders in mind, and I hope you find it easy to navigate and an informative way to stay connected with your child’s education. The Gordon County community at-large and our school system employees share a tradition of pride in our schools, students and community. Our citizens possess a unique understanding of how a quality education with high expectations and positive results for each student helps us follow our compass for developing a 21st century work ready community, comfortably committed to generating strong ties among students, teachers, and parents.
When a community is united in its commitment to the education of its youth, like Gordon County has demonstrated, good things happen. GCS students’ CRCT/EOCT criterion referenced test scores and performance assessments have documented that we are among the best school systems in the state of Georgia. All of our schools are fully accredited by the Georgia Accrediting Commission and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). In addition, Fairmount Elementary is a “National Blue Ribbon School.”
The key to motivating our students to achieve high academic standards is a meaningful blend of supportive parent involvement, a strong engaging curriculum consisting of best practices, all brought to life by highly qualified and genuinely caring teachers. The students of Gordon County Schools are blessed by daily exposure to caring individuals, educators and non-educators alike. These qualities are plainly evident and serve as the foundation for the successes of Gordon County Schools. Again, welcome to our website, and I hope that you will find the information that you need. For further information, you may contact our central office at 706.629.7366. The mission of Gordon County Schools is to provide a relevant, rigorous, results-based education made possible through supportive, nurturing relationships.
Please click the links below to view a copy of FY 15 financial review documents.
The Georgia Department of Education recently released CCRPI results for all of the school systems in Georgia. We are pleased to announce the results for Gordon County Schools. Our elementary scores and overall district CCRPI score are the highest of all of the county systems in our Northwest Georgia RESA! [Read more]