JANUARY 15, 2016

Reading Recovery/Literacy Lessons Awareness Session

  • Teachers interested in learning more about Reading Recovery/Literacy Lessons training are invited to attend this informational session.

  • Details regarding the application and interview process will be shared.

  • Classroom, Special Education, ELL, Gifted education teachers, as well as Literacy Specialist/Coaches are encouraged to attend.

  • The Reading Recovery/Literacy Lessons Awareness Session will take place Tuesday, January 26, 2016 from 4:00pm - 5:00pm @ the Reading Recovery Training Lab at Benefield Elementary School.

  • Teachers should RSVP by Friday, January 22 if they wish to attend by using the Survey Monkey link.


STEMCampATL - Spring 2016

  • GCPS is proud to host the 2nd STEMCampATL for metro-Atlanta STEM educators.

  • STEMCampATL is designed to provide access to high quality, personalized professional learning for K-12 educators.

  • Embracing the belief that fellow STEM educators can provde some of the most valuable professional development resources for their colleagues.

  • This conference learning will be driven by teachers for teachers.

  • Come prepared to share and learn about innovative practices in STEM education.

  • STEMCampATL will take place Saturday March 12, 2016 from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Peachtree Ridge HS.

  • Online registration now open:

2016-2017 ESOL Endorsement Cohorts

  • EL Programs is opening up two one year cohorts of the ESOL Endorsement starting with the Culture course on March 1, 2016.

  • Participants will continue with Linguistics in the fall, then Methods and Materials with an embedded practicum the following spring.

  • Teachers who are enrolled in the program may apply to the GaPSC for the non-renewable ESOL credential and may provide ESOL support to EL students while they are completing the program.

  • Teachers must hold a clear renewable teaching certificate in order to apply.

  • Applications are due to the EL Programs Office no later than Friday, February 5.
  • Please email Valerie or Karen if you are interested in applying.


Congratulations again to our December Staff Paw winners: Teaneal Brown, Debbi Anderson, Rhonda Frady, Chris Sapp, and Lisa Woodard.

  • Please remember to drop a "Staff Paw" in the box in the break room the next time you want to let a colleague know how much you appreciate them!

Cafeteria Update: There has been much positive feedback about the music from both students and staff. We appreciate your commitment to the modeling and reteaching portions of the PBIS framework in order to promote student success.

Hallways: Thank you for a great job in reinforcing the silent transitions. We appreciate the great job everyone is doing.

REMINDER: Teachers, please stand in the hallway by your classroom doors both in the AM and in the PM. Hallway monitors are outnumbered, and your presence is needed to ensure the safety and security of our students!

PBIS character word for the month is PATIENCE.

  • Please check out the PBIS lesson plan folder on the shared drive for activities and resources. Remember that we ask all grades to to spend a few minutes each day the first week of the month reviewing and teaching the character word and relating it back to our PBIS matirx. Please contact your PBIS team representative or Felicia Cathey if you have any questions about this.


  • We are excited about Ms. Maston's impending motherhood.
  • We are also excited to let you know that Stephanie Reid will be joining us as Ms. Maston's long term sub.
  • For those of you who do not know Ms. Reid, her bio is included below.

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  • My name is Stephanie Reid. I am excited to be coming back home to CCES to serve Mrs. Maston’s students for the next 6 weeks!
  • Our family has called Lilburn home for 18 years.
  • Two of our Sons graduated from PHS and our daughter is a junior there!
  • I received my Master’s Degree in Leadership from Columbus State University and Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education from Brenau University.
  • I have an add on certificate in ESOL.
  • I taught first, second, and third grades and was a reading specialist at CCES prior to accepting a principal position at Annunciation Day School in Atlanta. I have loved every moment working with students, parents and teachers!
  • My passion for education began when I was a first grade student living in Guilford, Connecticut. My teacher’s name was Mrs. Bagwell… and she remains a very dear friend and a great inspiration to me today!


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