Editor, I’m writing this letter to openly express my thanks to a uniquely special group of people who are working hard to make Liberty College and Career Academy a reality for the young people in our community. Thanks to the hard work and contributions of our local school board (Lily Baker, Verdell Jones, Becky Carter, Marsha Anderson, Carol Guyett, Harold Woods and Charlie Frasier), our superintendent of schools (Dr. Judy Scherer), Savannah Technical College (President Dr. Kathy Love and Dean Terrie Sellers) and our local business community (represented by Leah Poole at the Chamber of Commerce and Ron Tolley at the Development Authority), Liberty College and Career Academy is well on its way to becoming a promising reality for our
Our career academy will allow students in our high schools to complete the Career Pathway classes they need for high school graduation while at the same time earning college credit from Savannah Technical College. In many cases, students will leave the program with industry-certified credentials and be ready to immediately join the workforce, continue their technical-college education or move on to a four-year college or university. Our career academy will help bridge the gap between completing high school and becoming meaningfully employed for the majority of graduates who may not want to complete a traditional four-year college program.
The groundbreaking ceremony to start the beginning of this venture was held Friday, Feb. 25. We were honored to have present there Casey Cagle, our lieutenant governor, as well as many local political and business leaders from our community. Again, I wanted to take this opportunity to publicly express my personal thanks to our Board of Education, the Liberty County School System and the leaders of our community for their support for this worthwhile program.
— Tom Alexander,
CEO of Liberty College
and Career Academy