Family-School Partnership

Parents play a vital role in the education of their children. Children need parents who are active and involved in their education. Everyone benefits from parent involvement: the child, the parents, the school and the community.  The resources below provide parents with helpful information as they partner with teachers to provide the best possible education for their children.
Family Engagement Liaison:  Mrs. Anita Cummings, 706-986-4049
Annual Notice to Parents:  Right to Request Professional Qualifications
July 1, 2022
In compliance with the requirements of the Every Student Succeeds Act, parents may request information about the professional qualifications of their child's teacher(s) and, if applicable, paraprofessional(s).  
Whether the student’s teacher—
  • has met State qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction;
  • is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which State qualification or licensing criteria have been waived; and,
  • is teaching in the field of discipline of the certification of the teacher.
Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.
If you wish to request information concerning your child's teacher's qualifications, please contact your child's principal at the school's phone number below:
  • Dearing Elementary:  706-986-4900 (Stacey Amerson)
  • Maxwell Elementary:  706-986-4800 (Donna Bennett)
  • Thomson Elementary:  706-986-4700 (Sherrika Brown)
  • Norris Elementary:  706-986-4400 (Shantell Crockett)
  • Thomson-McDuffie Middle:  706-986-4300 (Renee Askew)
  • Thomson High School:  706-986-4200 (Trevor Roberson)
  • McDuffie Achievement Center:  706-986-4070 (Harold Sturgis)
Additional questions regarding professional qualifications may be directed to Dr. Lynn Cato, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, at 706-986-4000 or via email at [email protected]