Richmond County School System Teacher Awarded Georgia Trend Magazine's 40 Under 40

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We want to congratulate Mrs. Crystal Jewel Crawford, Ed.S., a teacher at the Richmond County Technical Career Magnet School, for being named one of Georgia Trend magazine’s 40 Under 40 for 2018. This honor celebrates some of the most inspiring leaders under the age of 40 throughout Georgia, and Mrs. Crawford’s career and accomplishments made her a perfect recipient from a pool of more than 300 nominations! For 10 years, Mrs. Crawford has been teaching a variety of subjects to include social studies and business education. She also mentors other educators and is a department chair, school-council secretary, and National Honor Society advisor.

To read the full feature in Georgia Trend, please click here.

I have never become discouraged or wavered in my life-mission to provide students with a productive environment where they can gain knowledge, challenge theories and ideas, draw new conclusions, and feel empowered to change the world.
— Crystal Jewel Crawford, Richmond County Technical Career Magnet School

State Superintendent Richard Woods Visits Butler High School

State School Superintendent, Richard Woods, visited Butler High School Wednesday, October 24th to visit with students and hear about their positive experiences with the AVID program (Advancement Via Individual Determination).

The highlight of the tour was Mr. Woods interviewing a panel of students to hear about the benefits of AVID; when Einnaja Brown was asked by Mr. Woods how the program has helped her, she quickly responded, “AVID has taught me self-discipline and inspired me to be something in life!” Corrie Winston, another participant and student athlete, responded, “AVID has taught me to work as part of a team.” Mr. Woods was inspired by the student panel and pleased to see how the AVID program “started small, and now the students are ambassadors and have the discipline, motivation, and commitment to change lives.” School board members, Dr. Pringle and district leadership were also present for the visit which highlighted the positive programs Butler’s cluster schools have implemented to improve school culture and performance.

AVID has taught me self-discipline and inspired me to be something in life!
— Einnaja Brown, Butler High School Student

2019 Richmond County School System Teacher of the Year


Ms. Samantha Booker from Deer Chase Elementary School, was named the Richmond County School System 2019 Teacher of the Year at the Teacher of the Year banquet on October 4, 2018. 

“When a flower doesn’t bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower.” Ms. Samantha Booker’s personal belief about teaching is that all children deserve an environment that promotes growth and learning, just as the flower that requires sunlight and water. Congratulations to Ms. Booker and Deer Chase Elementary!

Meet the Media Specialist of the Year Award Winner for East Georgia


Richmond County School System's very own Laura West of the Academy of Richmond County was recently awarded the 2018 GLMA Regional Library Media Specialist of the Year Award for East Georgia. Her application will be considered alongside other regional winners for the Georgia Library Media Specialist of the Year Award, to be announced this June.  Congratulations to Ms. West and all of her excellent work!

It is a great pleasure and honor to receive the 2018 GLMA Regional Library Media Specialist of the Year Award for East Georgia. During my career I have learned that it is essential to build good working relationships with my faculty and with my students in order to create a successful library media program. I attribute whatever success I have had to following this philosophy.
— Laura West, 2018 GLMA Regional Library Media Specialist of the Year Award Winner for East Georgia

Richmond County School System Students Participate in the All County Art Show

  "Party Cat" by Mary Alice Walton, 12th Grade, Watercolor  

"Party Cat" by Mary Alice Walton, 12th Grade, Watercolor  

Richmond County School System students participated in the annual All County Art Show; displaying their artwork at the Morris Museum of Art in downtown Augusta. Students displayed their immense talent, using various media to create their masterpieces. Didn't get a chance to see the artwork on display? Check out the artwork below! 

Richmond County School System Celebrates Read Across America Day & Dr. Seuss' Birthday


"I do not like green eggs and ham. I do not like them, Sam-I-Am," read the pre-kindergarten students at Garrett Elementary as their teacher made green eggs and ham for a celebratory breakfast. The Richmond County School System celebrated the birthday of the beloved children's author, Dr. Seuss, and Read Across America Day with special guests including, Superintendent Dr. Angela Pringle, reading all-time Dr. Seuss favorites to students at Wilkinson Gardens Elementary. "Motivating children to read is an important factor in student achievement and creating lifelong successful readers," states the National Education Association (NEA), sponsor of Read Across America Day.