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.
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Gordon County Teacher of the Year
Sonoraville Elementary School
During pre-game festivities of the Gordon Central vs. Sonoraville Hig School foot ballgame on Friday, October 3, Kathyrn Worley from Sonoraville Elementary School was named district teacher of the year.
Ms. Worley has been teaching for 14 years and is currently serving as a Kindergarten teacher at Sonoraville Elementary School. She received her undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education in 2001 from the University of Georgia. She then went on to complete a Master’s degree from Walden University and a Specialist’s degree from Nova Southeastern University.
Ms. Worley believes that her greatest contribution to education happens every year in her kindergarten classroom as she strives to provide each and every student a strong foundation for their educational journey. For her, every student can learn; however, because every student does not learn the same way it is important to implement strategies with struggling learners which help them achieve success. She feels that teachers can be most effective when they “know” their students by knowing each student’s needs, interests, strengths, and weaknesses. Ms. Worley believes that the more we are focusing on the students’ needs -- the more students will achieve!
Ms. Worley will represent in the 2016 Georgia Teacher of the Year competition.
Fall Open Enrollment Information
Beginning the week of October 13, informational sessions will be held to update employees on benefits changes for the 2015 plan year.