2019 SSIP Luncheon in Brantley County:

Written by Debbie Baxley on . Posted in Uncategorized

Student Success Imagine the Possibilities (SSIP)

Five years ago, the Georgia Department of Education charged all school districts with increasing the graduation rate for Students with Disabilities. Fifty school districts were chosen to receive intensive support, both from GLRS Regional SSIP Coaches and State SSIP Coaches. The following year, each of the 50 school districts were tasked with choosing a high school and targeting 50 “at-risk” students to track and support for the next four years. Brantley County went about this task by putting into place many innovative practices including: Lunch and Learns, after school tutoring, weekly student conferences, attendance incentives, Check and Connect, High School High Tech, and Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency to support and encourage their Connect 19 Class. Today Brantley County honored their Connect 19 Class with a steak luncheon and celebrated over 90% of this group graduating! This day was a culmination of a lot of hard work, determination, and tenacity by both educators, parents, and students. Way to go Brantley County!


Photo (left to right):

Dr. Zelphine Smith-Dixon, GaDOE Special Education Services and Supports State Director

Amy Cummings, Brantley District SSIP Coach

Roxie Tumlin, Brantley County Assistant Superintendent, Special Education Services

Dr. Kim Morgan, Brantley County Superintendent

Jeannie Morris, GaDOE SSIP Program Specialist

Dana Robbins, South Central GLRS