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Forbes ranks Georgia in the top "States for Teaching Jobs" in 2024!
Georgia is the highest-ranked state in the South!

24-25 School-level Teachers of the Year

Congratulations to our 24-25 School-level Teachers of the Year

Top Row (l to r):  Hendrika Proctor, Baker Place ES; Elaina Leonard, Blue Ridge ES; Colleen Hennessey, Brookwood ES; Sarah Johnson, Cedar Ridge ES; Tabitha Purvis, Euchee Creek ES; Brittany Cardona, Evans ES; Kimberly Dykstra, Greenbrier ES.
Third Row (l to r):  Lauren Albert, Grovetown ES; Brenna Grooms, Lewiston ES; Debra Hunter-Green, Martinez ES; Lashonda Robertson, North Columbia ES; Ginger Logue, North Harlem ES; Tram Sukowatey, Parkway ES; Ronda Masters, River Ridge ES
Second Row (l to r):  Jessica Capell, Riverside ES; Rebecca Blumenthal, South Columbia ES; Britton Terrell, Stevens Creek ES; Caitlin Seabolt, Columbia MS; Karston Gregg, Evans MS; Daniel Jordan, Greenbrier MS; Victoria Alvarez, Grovetown MS; Kynisha Okonkwo, Harlem MS
Front Row (l to r):  Beatrice Buchanan, Lakeside MS; Tonya Cadle, Riverside MS; Amy Genova, Stallings Island MS; Daniel Whetsel, Evans HS; Alex Sickman, Greenbrier HS; Jessica Kirby, Grovetown HS; Tawana Odom, Harlem HS; Felina McCoy, Lakeside HS; Heather Clack, Columbia Virtual Academy

Teacher with students
Columbia County School District stands out nationwide as a leader in educational excellence.  You will grow and thrive in our district and area.  There are a multitude of supports in place as you begin or continue your teaching career.

Salary Competitive Pay
 · $66,000 Average teacher salary
 · Highest Teacher Pay in the 13-county Central Savannah River Area
Robust Mentoring Program
 · New Teacher Induction event before the school year begins to orient, train, and welcome new teachers.
 · Mentor program pairs rookie teachers with experienced teachers for support.
 · Rookie of the Year event recognizes the top new teachers.
Advancement Opportunities
Advancement Opportunities
 · Teacher leadership courses
 · Aspiring leadership courses
Professional Development
Professional Learning
 · Learn to implement educational best practices for maximum student achievement and success.
 · Heavy focus on strategic planning and school improvement practices.
 · Stipends available to create district and school professional courses.
 · Curriculum support through ongoing professional learning.
Health Benefits
Excellent Health Benefits
 · Six health benefit plans
 · Two dental benefit plans
 · Vision plan
 · Long- and short-term disability
 · Generous sick leave
Outstanding Retirement
 · Retirement benefits are provided through Teachers Retirement System of Georgia
Columbia County Life
Life in Columbia County
 · Evans, Georgia ranked #1 in Money Magazine "2020 Best Place to Live"
 · Forbes ranked Georgia in the top "States for Teaching Jobs" in 2024. Highest-ranked state in the south.
Columbia County School District
District Highlights
 · Class of 2023 - 92.1% graduation rate
 · 15th largest school district in the state
 · All K-12 schools P.B.I.S. Certified
 · Nationally top-performing schools
 · Strategic plan with focused district vision and mission
 · 10-year building program
 · Full-jurisdiction police force of highly-trained P.O.S.T. Certified officers
 · CCSD Officer at every school, with two at every high school; perimeter security attendant at every high school.