Four New Assistant Principals and Two New Curriculum Coordinators Announced For GSCS
At its scheduled meeting on June 24, 2014, the Griffin-Spalding Board of Education approved the recommended candidates for six positions. These positions include assistant principals for Griffin High School, Carver Road Middle, Cowan Road Middle and Kennedy Road Middle. The other two positions are new positions
added to the Griffin-Spalding County School System (GSCS) for the 2014-15 school year English and Language Arts (ELA) curriculum coordinator and math curriculum coordinator.
Joshua Pittman was named Griffin High School assistant principal. Joshua comes to GSCS from Stockbridge High School where he taught video production for over six years. Pittman was also on the school administrative team, leadership team, technology team and Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education (CTAE) County Support team. Joshua received his Bachelor’s in media studies and his Education Specialist in leadership building from Mercer University. He received his Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology from Troy University in Alabama.
Gregory Gardner was named assistant principal for Carver Road Middle School. Gardner began his teaching
career at Carver Road Middle in 2007 as a language arts and social studies teacher. During this time, in addition to teaching, Gregory has become an advocate for Technology In Classrooms (T.I.C.S), a Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) mentor, lead the schools Professional Learning Community (PLC) efforts and is English/Language Arts (ELA) department chair. Gregory was named Carver Road Middle’s 2009-2010 Teacher of the Year and has won the award for best language arts teacher for four consecutive years. He received his Bachelor’s in English from Fort Valley State University, his Master’s in Education from Troy University in Alabama and his Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from Argosy University in Florida.
Cowan Road Middle School’s assistant principal will be Chandra Bell. Chandra began her career in education
with GSCS in 2005 at Flynt Middle School. She served as a math teacher, Math Department chair, academic team and math team coach at Carver Road Middle School since it opened in 2007. Since 2012 Chandra has been an instructional coach at Kennedy Road Middle School. She received her Bachelor’s in Business
Administration from Clayton State University, her Master’s in Human Resources Management from Baker College in Michigan and Education Specialist in Leadership from the University of Arizona.
Russell Hudson was announced as half time assistant principal at Kennedy Road Middle School and Rehoboth Road Middle School. Hudson has been a GSCS mathematics teacher since 2000. He began his teaching career at Griffin High School, transferred to Taylor Street Middle School in 2003 and has been at Spalding High School for the past five years. In addition to his academic contributions Russell has also been an advisor for the
Interact Club, coached baseball, softball and golf. He received his Bachelor of Science in education from Shorter College, his Master if Education from Troy University and his Education Specialist in Administration and Supervision from Lincoln Memorial University in Tennessee.
Tameka Thomas was named the new GSCS ELA curriculum coordinator. She joins GSCS from serving as a middle school Literacy and English/Language Arts teacher for eight years in Henry County and Clayton County School System. For the past three years she has been a literacy coach at Mt. Carmel Elementary School in Hampton. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Brooklyn College in New York, her Master’s in Educational Leadership from the University of West Georgia and her Education Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction from Lincoln Memorial University in Tennessee.
The new math curriculum coordinator will be Graham Fletcher. Fletcher began his teaching career in 2004 and
taught third grade for six years. Most recently he served as a math instructional lead teacher at Hampton Elementary School and served on the math district support team for Henry County Schools. Graham has done team and contract work with the Georgia Department of Education since 2011 to help build the Common Core Math Instructional Framework. Graham received his Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Brewton-Parker College, Masters of Education in Teaching and Instruction from TUI University in California and Educational Specialist Degree in Math Education from University of Georgia.
“Each one of these candidates brings experience, leadership skills and a passion for instruction to GSCS. I look forward to the amazing accomplishments and achievements they will bring to our system, schools and students,” said Dr. Curtis Jones, school superintendent For Griffin Spalding School System.