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School Improvement

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


Mandy Motes 
Administrative Assistant

Dr. Julie Chance
Executive Director of Program Improvement


Kelly Spence
Executive Director of Curriculum & Instruction


Leslie Schlierf
Executive Director of Special Education Services & Support


School Improvement Directors

Georgianna Darsey, Director
Federal Programs

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

Dr. Casey McNeely, Director
School Improvement 

Jeff Giddens, Director
School Improvement 
Research Request Protocols

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

Sandra Adams, Director
School Improvement

Dr. Alissa H. Sasser, Director 
School Improvement

Keith Wilkey, Director
School Social Work

Secretarial Support

Amanda McQuaig 
Administrative Assistant
for Kelly Spence 

Gwen Ray
Administrative Assistant
for Dr. Julie Chance 

Jennifer Agnew, Secretary
for Darsey  

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

Technology Support

Patrick Mulinix, Technology Liaison