Peach schools prepped for day one

jmink@macon.comAugust 6, 2013 

FORT VALLEY -- Peach County schools are ready for the first day of school, officials said Tuesday during a board of education meeting.

Faculty members have been meeting this week in preparation for the new academic year, which begins Monday for students.

“Our focus (this year) is moving our schools from good to great,” Superintendent Joe Ann Denning said.

Also during the meeting, Board Member Virginia Dixon was presented with a joint resolution from the National Council on Teacher Retirement and the Teachers Retirement System of Georgia, stating appreciation for her commitment to education and pension-related issues. Dixon has devoted 39 years to education in Georgia and Oklahoma, and served for 11 years on the board of trustees of the Teachers Retirement System of Georgia.

The board also recognized Chairman Jamie Johnson, who recently received an honorary doctorate of divinity degree from Saint Thomas Christian University in Jacksonville, Fla.

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