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All of Gordon County Schools' instructional staff met on Monday for a GET Together to start off planning for the new school year. The theme for the morning was all about working better together, inspired by the district's theme for the year: GET (Grow.Empower.Transform) to the Next Level of Excellence.

Staff members were greeted by the high school bands and cheerleaders and treated to performances by the collective performing arts students of both the Phoenix and Warrior N...ations. They were then welcomed by Dr. Kimberly Fraker, GCS Superintendent and Charlie Walraven, GCS Board of Education Chairperson.

Students representing every grade level and school told the group what they want to be when they grow up and what they think makes a great teacher. Students included: Connor Hayes (PreK), Lydia Carr (K), Lila Hamilton (1st), Laine Kate Bennett (2nd), Ella Beth Gilreath (3rd), Laramie Rodrigez (4th), Samuel Herod (5th), Anna Caroline Parker (6th), Leighton Steward (7th), Katie Hulsey (8th), Ava Perez (9th), Tinley Hampton (10th), Matthew Nicholson (11th), and Cooper Hunt (12th).

Also on hand to provide inspiration were Gordon County Schools' Teacher of the Year, Nikki Hampton and Gordon Central Alumnus and Meadowdale Baptist Church pastor, Jeremy Kirby.


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