Dr. Steve Barker
Superintendent's Advisory Committee:
2014 Budget Workshop
2014 Budget Information
School Renovations and Modification Planning 2013-2017
Welcome to the Coweta County School System. As the Superintendent, and as a 20-year Coweta County educator, I am honored to be a part of our school system. Those of us serving our students today are carrying the torch of service behind many great lifetime Coweta County educators who still reside and serve in our community. Among the many highlights of our local community is a progressive school system characterized by a strong Board of Education, dedicated employees, and meaningful stakeholder involvement. For many years our community has taken pride in the traditions of excellence that enable our students to excel during their educational experiences in the school system, and then become leaders within our community for future generations. We believe the educational process is a community effort. Through strong partnerships with our local Chamber of Commerce, local governments, business owners, and community organizations, the best interests of our students and of our community are served.
Setting the tone through collective leadership is our local Board of Education, comprised of a dedicated group of seven citizens who give of their time, energy and expertise in order to oversee the important work of setting the direction and the policies necessary for successful governance. As one of the first school boards to seek and receive district-wide accreditation, our local Board of Education continues to hold itself and our school system accountable for high expectations and high levels of service.
As you participate in our school system, you will be among many state and nationally recognized leaders in their respective fields. Coweta County has had three Georgia Teachers of the Year, a recent Georgia Principal of the Year, and numerous honors from organizations such as the Georgia School Board Association (GSBA), Georgia Association of Middle School Principals (GAMSP), and the Georgia Association of Educational Leaders (GAEL). Our Central Educational Center, serving our high school students, has been recognized as a National Model High School. It has also been a model for Georgia’s Career Academies and has been recognized by Lt. Governor Casey Cagle as the best example that exists today of a meaningful partnership between business, industry, the Technical College System of Georgia, and a local school system. Our Centre for the Performing and Visual Arts is a state of the art facility that provides rich experiences for our students and our community. Finally, our thirty-one schools serving students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade offer a wide variety of academic, extracurricular, and educational experiences. Our schools have received numerous recognitions, including four Georgia Schools of Excellence in recent years. Although these accomplishments are impressive, it is the high performance of our students that anchors our school system. I encourage you to review our system website, as well as each school’s website, for information about the outstanding programs being offered at each of our schools. I am excited about what is happening in our school system, and I anticipate great things to come.
Dr. Steve Barker