School Improvement Skip to main content

School Improvement

Academic Standards & Programs

Our School Improvement Office oversees all of the curriculum, instruction, interventions, support, programs, data collection and analysis, and teacher effectiveness programs that help ensure the school district continuously improves it services to children in Bulloch County.

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.

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

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
School Improvement 
912.212.8571

Jeff Giddens, Director
School Improvement 
Research Request Protocols
912.212.8552

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

Sandra Adams, Director
School Improvement
912.212.8558

Dr. Alissa H. Sasser, Director 
School Improvement
912.212.8885

Keith Wilkey, Director
School Social Work
912.212.8883

Secretarial Support

Amanda McQuaig 
Administrative Assistant
for Kelly Spence 
912.212.8513

Gwen Ray
Administrative Assistant
for Dr. Julie Chance 
912.212.8560

Jennifer Agnew, Secretary
for Darsey  
912.212.8570

Cyndi Westberry, Administrative Assistant for Adams, McNeely, Bennett, & Sarratt 
 912.212.8550

Technology Support

Patrick Mulinix, Technology Liaison
912.212.8563