GAAE Officers 2014- 2015

Georgia Association for Alternative Education

"Developing the Potential in ALL Georgia Students"

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Georgia Association for Alternative Education State Conference 2014

Dr. Melinda Strickland - President

Floyd County

Retired Floyd County Schools Administrator

"Reading, writing and arithmetic does not constitute an education any more than a knife, fork and spoon constitute a dinner."

-- John Lubbock

Dr. Ja’net Bishop, Ed.D - President Elect

Columbia County

Principal, Columbia County Alternative School

"Be the change that you want to see in the world"


Tammy Brinkley, Ed.S - Treasurer

Dawson County

Hightower Academy

"Do not ever underestimate your power as an educator: your power to make all of your students feel included, and perhaps, most importantly, your power to plant hope"

—PC Wu.

Dr. U.S. Davidson, Jr. - Historian

Cobb County

Executive Director, Alternative Education Programs

" No one ever contributed their success to a worksheet"


Dr. Donita Cullen - Secretary

Douglas County

Academic Coordinator

Douglas County Performance Learning Center

"Programs do not change kids....relationships do." - Bill Milliken

Sandy Denham - Conference Chair

Harris County

Principal - Harris County Performance Learning Center

"You can mean business without being mean,

You can disagree without being disagreeable

and if you focus on it you can fix it"

S. Denham


Sandy Denham - Leadership PowerPoint PDF

Please click on link above for PDF

Leslie Myles - Public Relations Chair


Field Support Coordinator, Communities in Schools of Georgia

""The only thing worse than being blind, is having sight with no vision."

-Helen Keller

Jaquelyn Whitt - Past President

Cobb County

"If a child has experienced failure before, he or she does not want to experience it again." -- Crystal Kuykendall

Jerry Randolph

Retired GADOE

Alternative Ed director

"Nothing is impossible, the word itself says... i;m Possible"

-Audrey Hepburn

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