Phone: (706) 796-4918


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies The University of Texas at San Antonio Reading Endorsement CSRA RESA M. Ed. Early Childhood Education Georgia Southern University Math Endorsement Augusta University Teacher Support and Coaching Endorsement CSRA RESA

Mrs. Connie Courtright, Instructional Specialist

I have been a member of the A. Dorothy Hains Elementary School family since 2005.  Over the years, I have taught 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades.  Currently, I am the Instructional Specialist.  What, you may ask, does an Instructional Specialist actually do?  The short answer is that I work with and support our teachers as they seek to continuously improve instruction for our students. 


According to educational researcher and author Joellen Killion there are ten roles for a person in my position.  So, the long answer to what I do is: I am a data coach, resource provider, mentor, curriculum specialist, instructional specialist, classroom supporter, learning facilitator, school leader, catalyst for change, and learner. 


Additionally, I will serve as the Parent Facilitator Designee this school year. The 2023-2024 school year brings some exciting academic changes as we begin using our newly adopted reading series and teaching Georgia's new Mathematical Standards.  I look forward to helping  parents understand these changes and how they affect their children's educational journey.  Click the link below to visit our Title One page and learn more about Volunteer opportunities.

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No matter which role I am working in at any given time, my top priority is to make A. Dorothy Hains Elementary School a wonderful place for your child to learn and grow!





    Connie R. Courtright
    Instructional Specialist
    Phone: 706.796.4918