Strong Partnerships = Strong Schools!

  • Welcome to the Division of Community Engagement & Strategic Partnerships

    Our team is dedicated to creating and supporting partnerships among schools, families, and the Athens-Clarke County community. 

    As a central resource for family engagement, our staff strives to engage with our essential partners (parents/guardians, the ACC community) to help our students achieve academic goals. We are responsible for communicating the goals, objectives, and priorities of the Clarke County School District and strive to provide our families and community with accurate and timely information. 

    The Clarke County School District is “Better Together” because of our community partners — we share a commitment to educational achievement for today’s students and the preparedness of tomorrow’s workforce.

    Want to Partner with Us?

    The Partner in Education program works with corporate and civic partners to directly improve the school experience for children in the Clarke County School District. 

    If you are interested in partnering with us, please click here to view more information and complete an interest form. We will contact you to discuss how you/your organization can best support our students and schools.

  • Lawrence Harris, Ph.D. - Chief of Community Engagement

  • Angelia Tillman - Executive Administrative Assistant

  • Soraia Santos-Felgenhauer - Director of Community Schools

  • Alex Borges - Family & Community Engagement Specialist

  • A. Michelle Phillips, Ph.D. - Extended Learning Program Coordinator

  • Heather Penland - Budget/Administrative Assistant

  • Stephen Nobles - Governance and Flexibility Specialist

  • Scott Thompson - Communications Specialist

  • Alex Marchante - Digital Communications Specialist

  • Ana Camacho - Bilingual Translation & Interpretation Assistant

  • Katie Greenwood - Bilingual Translation & Interpretation Assistant

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