GORDON COUNTY SCHOOLS ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL ASPIRING LEADERS’ COHORT CALHOUN, GA – Gordon County Schools (GCS) has selected eighteen (18) people to participate as part of the inaugural cohort of its Aspiring Leaders Program. Participants are GCS employees with a desire to serve in leadership roles throughout the district who were chosen following a rigorous application and interview process. The Gordon County Aspiring Leaders Program is a year-long cohort experience designed to build participants’ leadership capacity and develop leadership skills and abilities that advance the vision of the school district by describing what exemplary practice looks like for every leader in the district.  The Aspiring Leaders Program will identify and develop both current and future leaders and equip them with the ability to model, connect, engage, and serve the system and its community.  The inaugural cohort kicked off on January 24th and will run through December 2023. 

The Gordon County Schools inaugural class of Aspiring Leaders are: 

Adrienne Bowen 

Ashley Brookshire 

Nicole Burgess 

Jackie Cascio 

Tracey Clark 

Rebecca Davis 

Rebekah Gilreath 

Savana Haynes 

Kristen Henley 

Amy Kinkead 

Talitha Malone 

Whitney Prather 

Matthew Rigdon 

Dana Tankersley 

Ronda Tatum 

Melissa Vincent 

Andrea Walraven 

Katy Waters 

These participants will engage in ten instructional modules focusing on issues specific to school and system leadership over the course of the program. 


About Gordon County Schools  Gordon County Schools system serves approximately 6,500 students in schools across the county including six elementary schools, two middle schools, and two high schools. The mission of the Gordon County School system is to build a collaborative culture that engages all students and staff in learning experiences leading to growth, empowerment, and transformation.  

Contact at Gordon County Schools

Kendra Pannell 

Communications Coordinator 


Phone: (706) 629-7366 ext. 8151