"Excellence in Educational Support"

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Welcome to the North Georgia Regional Educational Service Agency

 

Executive Director 

Dr. Samuel DePaul

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EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT

The North GA RESA is excited about the start of the 2017-18 school year; and the staff and I wish only the best to our member schools and affiliates as you greet your students and staffs.  While summer came, and went, I know all of you have relaxed, but also have been preparing for the start of the new school year.  It appears as if as soon as we wind down, there is a brief gap, and we are winding back up.


The past school year was a very positive and productive year for the North GA RESA.  We stabilized our financial affairs, increased the number of offerings and participants attending professional learning workshops, we crafted a strategic plan which directs and guides our mission and purpose, and we established our mission to provide Excellence in Educational Support.
While we cited Renaissance---A new beginning as our 2016-17 theme, we’ve adopted Growing our RESA as our 2017-18 theme.


Again, the staff and I wish nothing but the best to the students and staffs that we serve and support, as we enter this new school year.  Please browse and peruse our website as it is full of information and resources.


Sincerely,

 

Samuel A. DePaul, Executive Director

 

 

 

 

"Excellence in Educational Support"

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STRATEGIC PLANNING 
EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT
January 2017 

We believe in our mission, Excellence in Educational Support, is foundational in determining how and what we do, as outlined in our goals and strategies.  Why we exist as the NG RESA is because we believe:

  • Public education is central to our democracy.
  • As a RESA, we are responsible for encouraging and supporting our educational organizations to ensure all students in our region and across our state, will successfully acquire the knowledge, skills and values necessary for success.
  • Our superintendents, principals, teachers, and school personnel make the critical difference in student achievement.
  • Quality, targeted, cutting-edge professional learning supports school leaders, teachers and personnel, empowering them professionally, and thereby enhancing student learning and academic achievement.

NG RESA recognizes that in order to understand the changes and shifts occurring in student performance, one must be able to dissect and generalize the data generated; thus determining how classroom and or school practices may be positively or negatively affecting overall student achievement.   We also recognize that effective technology integration has been proven to improve student achievement.  NG RESA also acknowledges that educational practices can always be improved upon via ongoing professional growth and development based on sound principles and research.

GOAL 1

TO PROVIDE APPROPRIATE, QUALITY AND TIMELY INFORMATION AND TRAINING FOR TEACHERS AND LEADERS VIA WORKSHOPS, NEWSLETTERS, DISTRICT CONTACTS, AND OTHER MEANS

We will hire, contract, or enlist the best and most highly qualified personnel to provide training and information.
We will continuously assess and evaluate programming to ensure we are providing the right content to the appropriate audiences.
We will implement smart systems for timely communications including an up to date website, social media postings, and email blasts.
We will continuously review contact information to ensure that messages reach the right audiences.
We will create a strong network of support for superintendents, central office leaders and building leaders in which relevant and timely information is distributed and shared.

GOAL 2

TO ENSURE FISCAL STABILITY AND INCREASE RESERVES THROUGH SOUND FINANCIAL PRACTICES

We will implement current bookkeeping practices and utilize data based decision making when budgeting expenditures and revenues.
We will pursue alternative funding sources to expand support offered by NG RESA.
We will work towards maintaining a 10% reserve of our yearly operating budget.
We will ensure that each department works within their appropriated budget.

GOAL 3

TO MAINTAIN SAFE AND EFFICIENT FACILITIES TO OPERATE RESA BUSINESS.

We will make routine improvements aesthetically and in appeal and functionality of our facility.
We will prepare and maintain a five (5) year capital type of improvement plan for our facility.

GOAL 4

TO IMPROVE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT BY STRENGTHENING TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATIONS AND DATA ANALYSIS

We will as RESA staff receive up to date professional learning and training in order train, model, encourage, and utilize technology integration in classrooms.
We will provide teachers and leaders with resources and training to make better use of the technology they have available and will assist them in making decisions about what to purchase and how to integrate these products into instruction.
We will compile district and RESA member data in order to establish benchmarks and targets for improvement within our RESA district.

GOAL 5

TO BUILD CAPACITY BY REMAINING CURRENT IN STATE AND NATIONAL TRENDING WITH REGARD TO EDUCATION IN GENERAL, CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTIONAL MATTERS

We will as a RESA staff, remain current our respect fields of expertise, and in education in general, by attending conferences, meetings, workshops and other venues relevant to our work.

Samuel A. DePaul, Ph.D. completed his thirty-first year as a district superintendent on June 30, 2016.  His tenure as a superintendent, has spanned four decades, serving five school districts, in three states.  Dr. DePaul’s last position as superintendent was served in Colquitt County Schools, Moultrie, GA, where he lead the district for four years. 
Dr. DePaul received his Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh, his Master’s Degree from Westminster College, and his Bachelor’s Degree from Geneva College where he majored in biology and chemistry.


Early in his career he taught science and coached a variety of sports.  After four years of teaching, he moved into an assistant principal’s position and was later promoted to principal.  From that position, he moved into his first position as superintendent. 
Dr. DePaul has a wide diversity of experiences ranging from curriculum and instruction to leadership to finances to school construction.  He has always been extremely involved in community activities such as Rotary, Chamber of Commerce United Way, YMCA and many others.
Dr. DePaul and his wife Megan reside in Talking Rock, GA; and they have one son Sam, daughter-in-law Megan, and granddaughter Stella Rae.

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Click HERE for the consolidated RESA System Calendar. This Calendar includes important dates for NGRESA and member systems. It includes holidays, breaks, planning days, and other dates.

System dates were accurate at the time of creation but are subject to change. Please consult each system's official calendar for the most up to date information.

 

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