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Instructional Services

Jefferson City Schools
Instructional Services

PHONE: 706-367-2883 | FAX: 706-367-7493

The instructional services department at Jefferson City Schools is committed to providing leadership, service, and support necessary for improving teaching and learning. Our goal is to provide instructional experiences that allow all students to maximize their potential through the implementation of research-based instructional strategies, innovations, and activities that facilitate achievement for all students. Our staff members work collaboratively with school leaders to guide the development of rigorous and relevant curriculum, instructional design, and assessment practices to ensure teacher effectiveness and student learning across all grade levels and courses. We are committed to designing quality learning experiences that reflect high expectations and lead to high levels of student engagement and performance. The instructional services staff members recognize the importance of establishing 21st Century learning environments and expanding opportunities to increase learning through digital content and the integration of technology. Staying abreast of the rapidly changing trends and best practices is essential in assisting the Jefferson City School System in accomplishing its mission and vision to graduate fully functioning adults who are competitive in a global society.

Department Members

Brian Moore
Associate Superintendent

Dr. Sherry Hix
Director of Teaching and Learning

Tom Parker
Director of Federal Programs & Assessment

Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education Director




State law in Georgia allows intradistrict transfer within the state. The Jefferson City School System has no options for intradistrict transfer because the system is comprised of only one school per grade band (Jefferson Elementary School - Grades PreK-2; Jefferson Academy - Grades 3-5, Jefferson Middle School - Grades 6-8, and Jefferson High School - Grades 9-12).

Please contact Dr. Donna R. McMullan, Superintendent, at 706-367-2883 or if you have questions or need additional information. 


Jefferson City Schools has 100% Professionally Qualified Teachers and Paraprofessionals

Parents' Right to Know:

  • To know the professional qualifications of their child’s teacher(s) including the degrees and certifications held, and whether the teacher is certified in their respective area of instruction.
  • To know the school's improvement status of the school.
  • To know the level of achievement of their child in each area of state assessments. 
  • To know if their child has been assigned, or has been taught for at least four consecutive weeks, by a teacher who does not meet the highly qualified definition. 
  • To be involved in the planning and implementation of the parent involvement program in your school.


If you have questions or need more information, contact one of the following individuals:

Rob McFerrin
Jefferson High School Principal
575 Washington Street
Jefferson, Georgia 30549

Phone: 706-367-2881

Carol Ann Knight
Jefferson Middle School Principal
100 Dragon Drive
Jefferson, Georgia 30549
Phone: 706-367-2882

Christopher Whitworth
Jefferson Academy Principal
99 Dragon Drive
Jefferson, Georgia 30549
Phone: 706-367-2300

Chrissy Joiner
Jefferson Elementary School Principal
415 Hoschton Street
Jefferson, Georgia 30549
Phone: 706-367-8242