As a part of the Talent for Turnaround (T4T) partnership with the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders (GTL Center) and the Center on School Turnaround (CST), Georgia requested to take part in the T4T Leadership Academy, which focused on identifying root causes for their most urgent problems. The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) is continuing to work with the Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) to support Dougherty County School District and other identified school districts to address issues of teacher quality and induction support.
The SECC is continuing to assist School and District Effectiveness (SDE) staff at GaDOE as a thought and collaborating partner to identify and facilitate work with other individuals or organizations to address specific needs or issue-specific concerns. In collaboration with the T4TLA, GTL Center, and the CST, SECC will provide resources and guidance to help identify strategies and processes learned from assistance to Dougherty County Schools that can be utilized with other districts to provide high-quality teachers and leaders for all their students.
- Improved organizational structures and processes for Dougherty County School District
- Improved inter- and intra-organizational relationships for GaDOE through improved understanding of district processes for strengthening teacher retention and preparation to implement lessons learned in high-needs districts statewide