District Family Engagement Specialists

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  • Gordon County Schools 

    Family-School Partnership Award:     

    Excellence in Communications

    Thank you for the nominations to help us recognize our teachers that go the 2nd Mile to communicate with parents and families to enhance student learning!  Over 160 nominations were submitted for teachers that exceed the standard in parent-teacher communication through regular, two-way, and meaningful communication involving student academic learning. Through your nomination these teachers received recognition and the outstanding communication strategies will be shared with other teachers across the district.

    Thank you for helping us celebrate our teachers that are keeping families up-to-date on their student’s progress and providing regular tips connecting to the classroom standards!




    Laura Guess

    Sonoraville Elementary School


    Cara Thomas

    Belwood Elementary School

    1st Grade

    Kelly Macks

    Tolbert Elementary School

    2nd Grade

    Shana Cagle

    W.L. Swain Elementary School

    3rd Grade

    Ellen Anglin

    Belwood Elementary School

    4th Grade

    Laura Hall

    W.L. Swain Elementary School

    5th Grade

    Sherri Wilson

    W.L. Swain Elementary School


    Jayme Crowley

    Fairmount Elementary School

    6th Grade

    Rebecca Owen

    Ashworth Middle School

    7th Grade

    Debra Adcock

    Ashworth Middle School

    8th Grade

    Adrienne Bowen

    Red Bud Middle School

    High School

    Jeff Davis

    Sonoraville High School

    High School

    Jose Gomez

    Sonoraville High School

    High School

    Tim Watkins

    Gordon Central High School



    We would like to thank the local businesses and schools that donated prizes and sports tickets for the system winners!  We appreciate your support!

    • Calhoun Coffee Company
    • Christian and Jake's Bistro
    • Country Friends
    • Glitzy Chiks
    • Gordon Central High School
    • Hibbett Sports
    • Kroger
    • Merle Norman
    • Pokey's
    • Sonoraville High School
    • Waffle House








    What is Family Engagement?

    Family Engagement means the participation of parents and family members in regular, two-way, and meaningful communication involving student academic learning and other school activities, including ensuring:

    (A) That parents play an integral role in assisting their child’s learning.

    (B) That parents are encouraged to be actively involved in their child’s education.

    (C) That parents are full partners in their child’s education and are included, as appropriate, in decision-making and on advisory committees to assist in the education of their child.

    (D) The carrying out of other activities, such as those described in Section 1116 of the ESSA.



    Gordon County Schools welcomes your input, comments, and suggestions to improve parent and family engagement. Please use the link below to leave feedback electronically.  

    Title I Parent and Family Input, Comments, and Suggestions Form

    The District Parent and Family Engagement Policy is available here, at the Central Office, and in the front office of each school.

    School Title I documents are available on each school webpage and in the front office of each school.  Copies of all documents will be sent home with students, if requested.  Thank you for your interest in Gordon County Schools!

    The Georgia Department of Education provides great resources to help parents get involved in their child's school.  Please take time to check these out at the link below.

    GaDOE Information for Parents