Curtis Jones, Superintendent, Bibb County Public School District, Macon, Ga. and Michael Duncan, Superintendent, Pike County Schools, Ga.
Georgia: Leaders Matter
Nominated By: John Zauner, Executive Director, Georgia School Superintendents Association
Curtis Jones, Superintendent, Bibb County Public School District, Macon, Ga.
Curtis Jones (https://www.bcsdk12.net/about_us/superintendent_s_office/dr_curtis_jones_jr_s_blog) has turned the culture and climate around at the Bibb County School District. The district was struggling in performance and reputation and his Victory in Progress (VIP) program has caught on like wild fire in the district and community. Student performance has improved and is on a trajectory to meet the system’s goal of 90 percent graduation by 2025. Jones’ leadership has pushed Bibb County Schools as being recognized as a system on the move.
Exemplars of Leadership:
- Reversed achievement decline of struggling school district.
- Provided visionary themed plan of action.
- Obtained national recognition for outstanding leadership.
Michael Duncan, Superintendent, Pike County Schools
Michael Duncan rolled out the Portrait of a Pike County Graduate program, which clarified the expectations and desires of the community and the school system. Every student who attends Pike County Schools understands what it takes to be a Pike County graduate. The Portrait of a Graduate approach has highlighted what it takes to be a competitive and competent graduate of the Pike County School District. It considers the local, state and global needs for current and future high school graduates. In addition, it’s changing this small rural district and community to be spotlighted by many other districts in the state of Georgia.
Exemplars of Leadership:
- Implemented unified plan for graduation of student in this rural school district.
- Linked plan for graduation to competitive local, state and global needs for future graduates.
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Patricia BeckhamFebruary 20, 2019 at 7:09 pm
Congratulations 🎈 we’re very proud of all you do
Dr. Doris B HippsFebruary 21, 2019 at 5:10 am
Dr. Duncan’s performance and school leadership does not surprise me. I had the pleasure and great learning experience of working with him at Jonesboro High School in Clayton County, Ga. He was always a high energy visionary with his students as the focus.