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Clark to Lead Professional Learning

Carroll County School System named Cheryl Clark as Director of Professional Learning for the district at its Monday, May 16 Board Meeting. Mrs. Clark has been an educator for more than 20 years, most recently serving as Principal of Alternative Programs and the district’s Online Campus. Prior to that role she served as an assistant principal at Central High School and as an instructional coach and teacher. She has served as a presenter, panelist and trainer, and has experience as a professional learning coordinator.

In her new role, Clark will provide innovative learning opportunities and differentiated support for Carroll County Schools, as well as unique training for teachers to reach all learners. She will lead the E3 (Educators Empowering Educators) program and STEM education and assist in the rollout of math and English/language arts standards. Additional duties will include state assessment and accountability.

“Mrs. Clark is a talented leader, and I know she will excel in this new assignment,” Superintendent Scott Cowart said. “We were looking for someone with the right mix of experience, dedication and a focus on providing premier support to our teachers and leaders across the system. Cheryl has proven she has what it takes.”

Mrs. Clark obtained her bachelor’s degree in English from Rust College, a master’s degree in Post-Secondary Education from Troy University and a specialist in Educational Leadership from Columbus State University. She is a National STEM Certified Administrator. Among innovative programs Clark launched to support students in Alternative Programs are an alliance with Tanner Willowbrooke to provide student and family counseling support and math tutorial assistance with University of West Georgia through America Counts.

Through her efforts, Carroll County Schools received the PartnerUp Grant, which provided a grant-funded Digital Learning Platform and grant-funded AP courses through Georgia Virtual School. These resources enabled personalized learning opportunities for students at the Online Campus and training for teachers to provide online and blended learning.

“It is my pleasure to carry the banner for Carroll County Schools in this capacity,” Clark said. “I endeavor to expand my expertise while also providing growth opportunities for teachers and school leaders in support of improved school performance.”

The board also approved Scott Long as assistant principal at Bay Springs Middle School for the 2022-2023 school year. He currently serves as an assistant principal in the Douglas County School System.

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