Board of Education appoints three new administrators


The Griffin-Spalding County Board of Education has appointed three new administrators.

The action was taken at the Board’s Tuesday night meeting.

According to a press release issued by the school system, one of the appointments is a new position created based on the curriculum audit recommendation.

Michele Purvis, who was appointed school improvement director, comes to the Griffin-Spalding County School System (GSCSS) from the Georgia Department of Education, where she was a program manager for teacher and leader development.

Her experience includes principal, assistant principal, teacher and school improvement. She holds a specialist degree in leadership and supervision from Georgia College and State University.

Melvina Crawl also holds a specialist degree from Troy State and the University of West Georgia. She will become the professional learning director for GSCSS, a new position established as a result of the curriculum audit recommendations.  She has been with the Georgia Department of Education in school effectiveness, as well as grant coordinator, data support, counselor and teacher in Georgia school districts. She also has experience as an independent contractor providing coaching and workshops to schools and districts.

Holly Williams was appointed as assistant principal at Moreland Road Elementary. Her experience includes coach and teacher in both Henry and Clayton County school systems. Her educational specialist degree is from both Mercer University and Georgia State.

“We are pleased to find administrators who can lead our system into the future,” said Superintendent Jim Smith. “Their experience and expertise will prove valuable to our district.”

These appointments are effective for the new school year, which begins in July.

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