CARROLLTON, GA – Carrollton City Schools has been named one of the 2018 Top 100 Best Places to Work by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, district officials announced Friday.
This was the first time the city school system was nominated for the award and after an exhaustive application and survey process, was selected to join the other 99 small, medium, large and extra large organizations named to the list, according to Anna Clifton, assistant superintendent of Teaching and Learning.
The awards were based on surveys conducted by Quantum Workplace, a global firm that performs culture assessments. In the survey, employees were questioned independently about their employers. Topics on the survey included trust, fairness and leadership.
“These surveys were conducted with total anonymity,” said Clifton. “Even if we didn’t receive the award, going through this process is beneficial for us as district.” She noted while individual results will not be revealed, Quantum will provide valuable feedback from the results to help the school system further improve its workplace culture.
Carrollton City Schools was one of 10 of the extra-large companies to be honored and was joined by two other local entities – Tanner Health System, honored in the same category, and Carroll EMC, listed among the large company award recipients.
“We are honored to be considered a Best Places to Work and humbled by the list of other award recipients,” said Dr. Mark Albertus, superintendent. “This honor validates the leadership at the top – our Board of Education – for placing strong emphasis on employee wellbeing and our child-centered culture. While we work hard to recruit the best teachers and staff and have high expectations, we also strive to create a true family atmosphere.”
The district will be formally honored Sept. 6 at an Atlanta Business Chronicle awards dinner in Atlanta.