Instructional Services

Professional Learning

Professional learning is the means by which teachers, administrators, and other school/system personnel acquire, enhance, and refine the knowledge, skills, and commitment necessary to create and support high levels of learning for all students. In accordance with State Board of Education rule, Trion City Schools has appointed a Professional Learning Advisory Committee to advise and assist the system coordinator in the assessment of professional learning needs, determination of priorities, content and quality of activities, and evaluation of the professional learning program.

Trion City Schools Professional Learning Advisory Committee

Phil Williams, Superintendent
Angie Bowman, System Professional Learning Director
Jessica Bramlett, Special Education Director
Howard Hughes, Technology Director
Beth Pelham  TES Principal
Jason Pelham, TMS Principal
Bryan Edge, THS Principal

The task of the Professional Learning Advisory Committee is to represent each school in the development and evaluation of the system professional learning program and to provide information to school faculty and leadership regarding:

Inclusion of professional learning in school accountability plan
Planning of professional learning activities
Managing professional learning approval
Working together as a professional learning community

Title II Grant Program

The emphasis for the federal Title IIA grant program is to prepare, recruit, train, and retain “highly qualified” teachers in the nation’s public schools. Title IIA legislation focuses on training and recruiting “highly-qualified” teachers and principals to teach core academic subjects. All parents of students in Trion City Schools have a right to know whether their child’s teacher(s) or paraprofessional(s) is highly-qualified. The information that you may request includes:

1) Whether the teacher meets the Georgia Professional Standards Commission requirements for certification of the grade level and subject area in which the teacher provides
2) Whether the teacher is teaching under an emergency or other provisional status through which Georgia qualifications or certification criteria have been waived;
3) The college major and any graduate certification or degree held by the teacher, and
4) Whether the student is provided services by paraprofessionals, and if so, their qualification.Parents may contact their child’s principal or the district’s Title IIA director for this