Mission, Vision, and Beliefs

  • Mission

    Building a globally competitive school system that educates the whole child through teaching, learning, collaboration, and innovation. 



    The Richmond County School System will provide an equitable education for all students to prepare them for life beyond the classroom. 



    • Every person can learn and has the right to a quality education. 
    • Students thrive in a positive climate and culture where they are respected and all ideas are accepted. 
    • Effective communication is key to understanding among people. 
    • Excellence in education is a collaborative effort and shared responsibility of the individual, home, school, and community. 


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:    Shontier Barnes, Ed.D

    Title:      Coordinator of Elementary Schools 

    Phone:   706.826.1000 ext. 5522

    Name:    Crystal Walden 

    Title:      Coordinator of Middle and High Schools

    Phone:   706.826.1000 ext. 5806