Mission, Vision, and Beliefs

  • Mission

    Building a world-class school system through education, collaboration, and innovation.



    The Richmond County School System (RCSS) will create a world-class, globally competitive school system where all students will graduate and are college/career ready.



    • Every person has a right to a quality education.
    • Education is the shared responsibility of the individual, home, school, and community.
    • Every person can learn.
    • Respect and acceptance are essential for learning and personal development.
    • A safe, healthy, and orderly environment is essential to learning.
    • Communication is the key to understanding among people.


Purpose and Role of the Human Resources Department

  • Hire and retain highly qualified staff.

Points of Contact

  • Name:    Cecil Clark, Ed.D 

    Title:      Chief Human Resources Officer

    Phone:   706.826.1000 ext. 5527


    Name:   Melissa Shepard, Ed.D

    Title:      Human Resources Assistant Director

    Phone:   706.826.1000 ext. 5526

    Name:    Laura Bussiere

    Title:       Coordinator of District Office and Classified

    Phone:   706.826.1000 ext. 5530

    Name:    Antonia Scipio

    Title:       Coordinator of Benefits and Workers Compensation

    Phone:   706.826.1000 ext. 5165 

    Name:    Crystal Walden 

    Title:       Coordinator of Middle and High Schools

    Phone:   706.826.1000 ext. 5806