Optimism fuels School of Discovery’ staff

Published 12:00 am Sunday, August 6, 2006

To the editor:

We are excited and ready!

The teaching faculty and support staff at the School of Discovery Genesis Center are ready to begin another academic year on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2006.

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The school wide goals for this year are to increase pupils’ standardized test scores in all content areas 10-fold over last year’s results and to make Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) as defined in the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) federal legislation.

The school has a dedicated and committed faculty and staff.

Several members of the faculty attended professional seminars/conferences during the summer to increase their knowledge and to enhance their teaching skills/methods.

The faculty strives for excellence.

The Selma City Board of Education has done it again!

They have assigned individuals with minds of “Rhodes Scholars” to guide instruction and to provide support services to students at the School of Discovery Genesis Center.

Our faculty and staff members for the 2006-2007 school year are Andrea Curtis, Rebecca Nichols, Donald Speed, Barbara Jean Robinson, Demisha Stough, Lisa Baker, Sheronica McGuire, Ann Thomas, James Allen Bearden, Joy Hobson, Ivery Williams, Patrick Evans, Bettie Jackson, Cynthia Perkins, Walter Highsmith, Phyllis Parks, Beth Watters, Jacqueline Walker, Becky Chandler, Brenda Jefferson, Carol Cleveland, Erika Smitherman, Lillie Terry, Kimberly Stewart, Valerie Ellis, John Henry Hunter, Mary Helen Jackson Stokes, Cynthia Burnett,

Geneva Moore and Crystal Boykin.

We anticipate a great and highly productive school year.

Gerald Shirley


School of Discovery Genesis Center