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This fall, Dalton Public Schools is starting a new program designed to provide community members an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the day-to-day operations of the school district.
For three decades, the same voice has boomed over the speakers at every Catamount home game. Rick Zeisig became the Voice of the Catamounts in 1992, and since then has been announcing every Dalton High School home game.
During halftime of Dalton High School’s first football game of the season, Jeff McKinney was announced as this year’s Tom Jones Educator of the Year.
Susan Barlow was recently selected to receive the 2022 Mentor Teacher Award for the Northwest Georgia P-20 Collaborative.
The Dalton Board of Education has tentatively approved to reduce the operating millage rate to 7.95 mills from 8.095. This would be the second consecutive year to reduce the operating millage rate which was at 8.20 mills in the 2020 year.
For his work as the lead custodian at Dalton Junior High School, Marvin Tallent was named the 2022 Classified Staff of the Year at the district’s annual Employee Convocation. Tallent has worked in the district since 2007, both as a bus driver and as a custodian.
During the Dalton Public Schools annual Employee Convocation, Mary Ellen Pierce was named the 2022 Dalton Teacher of the Year. Pierce is a first-grade teacher at Westwood School, where she has been teaching since 1996.
A scholarship that provides $500 toward a year's worth of string instrument lessons to a Dalton Public Schools student is available through the Dalton Education Foundation.
The Dalton Board of Education has approved Tracey Wade as a district instructional specialist for Dalton Public Schools. Wade has 24-years of experience in education and considerable work in the area of reading and literacy instruction.