Dr. Franklin Perry, superintendent of Liberty County Schools, has been appointed by Governor Brian Kemp to serve on the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. A swearing in ceremony was held Oct. 24 in Atlanta.
The Georgia Professional Standards Commission establishes guidelines and oversees the preparation, certification, professional conduct, and recruitment support of certified personnel employed in Georgia schools. Georgia Professional Standards Commission responsibilities include:
• Make the process more efficient for certifying educational personnel in Georgia
• Attract the highest possible number of qualified personnel to become educators in Georgia
• Promote the hiring of qualified educators from other states to work in Georgia schools
• Improve the preparation of pre-service and in-service educators so they have the essential skills and knowledge needed to deliver effective instruction
• Adopt standards of professional performance and a code of professional ethics for educators, both of which shall represent standards of performance and conduct, which are generally accepted by educators of this state
• Investigate reports of specified criminal conduct, violations of professional or ethical codes of conduct, and violations of rules, regulations, and policies by educators
• Enforce the requirement that local school systems promptly report specified criminal conduct of school system educators to the commission
• Impose disciplinary action or a denial of a certificate against an educator.
Dr. Perry, Superintendent of Schools stated, “I am honored to have been appointed by Governor Kemp to this commission. I am looking forward to representing Liberty County as I serve the citizens of Georgia.”