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Academic Standards & Programs

As a public school system we teach the academic standards set by our state, which are currently the Georgia Standards of Excellence and the Georgia Performance Standards. We welcome the opportunity for our parents and educators to give objective and constructive feedback on these standards.With highly qualified faculty in place, the school system seeks their input to select curriculum materials that they and administrators feel are best to teach the standards. The selection of curriculum is always a local decision.

Federal Programs
  • Title Programs 
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages
  • Parent & Family Engagement
  • Foster Care Transportation
  • Migrant Education
Special Education & Support Services
  • School Nurses - Medical Services; Immunizations
  • Hospital and Homebound Services
  • Behavioral Interventions
  • Visually Impaired Services
  • Hearing Impaired Services
  • Occupational Therapy Services
  • Physical Therapy Services
  • School Psychologists
  • Preschool Intervention Services
  • Speech & Language Pathology Services
  • Adaptive Physical Education Services
  • Primary Intervention Programs & 504 Plans
  • Private Psychiatric Services
  • Georgia Network for Educational and Therapeutic Support (GNETS)
  • Georgia Special Needs Scholarship Program (School choice for special education students - Senate Bill 10)
Student Support
Data Support, Student Information, & Testing
  • Student Information
  • Testing
  • Campus Parent 
  • School district data management for planning
Teacher & Leader Effectiveness

While the state sets academic standards, it is our job locally to ensure that we hire the most highly qualified faculty to teach the standards. In Bulloch County we invest in continued professional learning for our faculty to help them be most effective. We also provide proper time for faculty to plan and collaborate with their subject- and grade-level peers in professional learning communities . 

Because Bulloch County Schools uses professional learning communities in our system, these are a natural vehicle for faculty and administrators to constantly gather feedback on standards, curriculum and teaching methods. This helps ensure that our faculty are well-trained and well-prepared to lead students to success.

Key Contacts

Teresa Phillips
Assistant Superintendent

912.212.8556

Mandy Motes 
Administrative Assistant
 
912.212.8553

Dr. Julie Chance
Executive Director of Program Improvement

912.212.8547

Kelly Spence
Executive Director of Curriculum & Instruction

912.212.8520

Dr. Deborah Mangum
Executive Director of Student Support 
912.212.8560

Leslie Schlierf
Executive Director of Special Education Services & Support

912.212.8581

School Improvement Directors

Georgianna Darsey, Director
Federal Programs
912.212.8555

Dee Dee Bennett, Director
Pre-Kindergarten & Early Learning 912.212.8551

Dr. Casey McNeely, Director
Gifted Services; Honors; Mathematics 
912.212.8571

Jeff Giddens, Director
Science-Technology-Engineering-Math (STEM); Research Request Protocols
912.212.8552

Dr. Alissa Sasser, Director
English language arts; World Languages    
912.212.8572

Dr. Todd Veland, Director
Professional Learning Communities; Multi-tiered Support Systems
912.212.8882

Debbie Sarratt, Director
Health; Physical Education; Fine Arts; Sexuality Education 
912.212.8566

Sandra Adams, Director
Science; Social Studies 912.212.8558

Secretarial Support

Amanda McQuaig, Secretary
for Kelly Spence & Dr. Julie Chance
912.212.8513

Jennifer Agnew, Secretary
for McNeely, Sasser, Adams, Sarratt   
912.212.8570

Cyndi Westberry, Administrative Assistant
for Darsey & Bennett  912.212.8550

Technology Support

Patrick Mulinix, Technology Liaison
912.212.8563