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Bremen City Schools Celebrates New Additions to District

ft to Right: Superintendent Shannon Christian, Tony Armas, Katie Sweeny, Suzanne Helms, Molly Alexander, Tim Huff, Matthew McClure, and Vann Pelt. 

Bremen City Schools held their routine Board of Education meeting to announce and celebrate new additions to the district. Superintendent Shannon Christian announced that he has created a new role in his administration, Director of Student and School Support. Mr. Silas Brown has been appointed to the role, taking effect July 1, 2024. In this role, Brown will be responsible for overseeing the district’s student support services, including counseling, special education, health services, student discipline, and transportation. He will also lead the district in areas such as federal programs and district safety. 

“I am thrilled for our school district to have Mr. Silas Brown leading at the district level. He brings a wealth of expertise and many years of proven experience that will serve him and our school district well,” said Superintendent Shannon Christian. “I am also excited for Mr. Brown himself, as he is eager to take on new challenges and continue to prove himself in his new role. What I appreciate the most about Mr. Brown are his passion for positively impacting the lives of students and his love for Bremen City Schools.”

Brown has lots of experience in education with over 20 years in the field beginning at Starr’s Mill High School as a science teacher and coach. This was before he obtained his Master’s degree in 2005. He has been with Bremen City Schools continuously since 2008 when he joined the team as an administrator. Currently Brown serves as the principal of Jones Elementary School, a position he has held for over seven years. 

Silas Brown and Family – Bremen City Schools

“I am excited about the opportunity to transition into the role of Director of Student Services for Bremen City Schools. I’ve dedicated the past sixteen years of my professional career to serving as an assistant principal and principal in Bremen City Schools and doing my part to make it one of the best school systems in Georgia,” Brown said. “I look forward to utilizing my knowledge and skills in the Director of Student and School Support role to help ensure that our students and stakeholders have a top-notch education and experience here in Bremen City Schools.” 

At this meeting, the board members unanimously approved the hiring of other roles as well, including a substitute teacher, bus driver, cafeteria employee, teachers, multiple support staff,  and a transfer of employees between schools. 

Other items of business included the unanimous approval of the consent agenda which allows 5Star Baseball Bremen 10U Team to utilize the batting cage in the Bremen High School gym. In addition to personnel matters, directors who were present gave their reports for the month. Director of Technology Brian Wheeler reported the free internet connection bandwidth has upgraded from 1.0 Gbps to 1.6 Gbps provided by the Board of Regents. Director of Special Programs Bill Garrett reported his attendance at many conferences, webinars, and meetings through the month of February and into early March. Director of Facilities Russell Cooper reported that his team has finished up the coffee lounge at the high school. They have been transitioning from heat to AC and catching any needs related to the process. They are also working on LED-emergency-light upgrades and getting everything fertilized and treated system-wide. 

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