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Partners in Education Appreciation

The annual Superintendent's Breakfast was a huge success. 
 
Each year, district leaders gather together to show our appreciation for the generosity of our community and our valued Partners in Education
 
For the 2018-2019 school year, the total number of contributions exceeded $250,000. Of that total, more than $84,000 donations were cash and more than $169,000 were in-kind donations. 
 
A huge thanks to the more than 170 Partners in Education who contributed to our school district for the 2018-2019 school year. You can find a complete list of our Partners in Education HERE.
 
See photos of our Partners In Education HERE.
 
Each year, we recognize one partner with the Preston Blanchard Outstanding Partner in Education Award. This year, we are pleased to announce the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce as the recipient of this award!
 
Read more about our Partner In Education Awards on our Communication Connection Blog
 
Tammy Shepherd and Dr. Sandra Carraway holding award and smiling
 
 
A new specialty award this year was the Innovative Business Partner of the Year Award (Below). This year, Georgia Power was the Innovative Business Partner of the Year. 
 
Kerry Bridges and Dr. Sandra Carraway holding award and smiling
 
The second specialty award new this year is the Non-Profit Business Partner of the Year Award. This year's recipient was the Columbia County Foundation for Children. (Pictured Below)
 
two women holding award and smiling
 
A special shoutout to our Columbia County School District Teacher of the Year for the 2018-2019 school year Ms. Jessica Shepherd for speaking to our Partners. (Below)
 
Family smiling for a photo
 
And who can forget the exceptional 4th Grade STEM Ambassadors from Martinez Elementary School,  their teachers Ms. Leslie Dial and Ms. Jennifer Douglass, and Principal Wade White. (Pictured Below)
 
students and teacher smiling
 
Read more about our Partner in Education Program HERE.