We Honor MLK by Continuing Our Journey of Transformation

January 13, 2018

As a native of Selma, Alabama, most of you know about my roots in and respect for the Civil Rights Movement and all of the icons – both famous and unsung – who participated in it. Today’s 32nd celebration of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday has an even more special meaning for our nation,…

Rally for Reading with Rubbermaid: Guest Blogger David Jernigan, Deputy Superintendent

November 6, 2014

I was excited to be on hand last week for a Reading Rally Assembly hosted by Newell Rubbermaid, the district’s newest partner and our friends at Scholastic Book Fairs as they donated new books to the students of William Boyd Elementary School.  This was a part of Newell Rubbermaid’s second-annual Global Day of Service where dozens…

Night out with the Braves

September 17, 2014

I enjoyed my first Braves game last night at Turner Field! It was a great night for baseball.  A big thank you to the Braves for partnering with our schools over the years. And while it was toga night, I didn’t wear one, but I like the spirit of those who did!

FedEx Helps Hutchinson Elementary School Blow the Cover Off Reading

September 16, 2014

I spent Tuesday morning at Hutchinson Elementary School where the generous volunteers from FedEx and The Heart of America Foundation were building a reading corner filled with brand new books!  It was exciting to see the FedEx volunteers putting the finishing touches on the reading corner, hosting story time in the classrooms.  Hutchinson is the…