Field Notes

Podcast spotlighting good work happening across Georgia's education landscape

Episode 6.2 Battling Through Budget Cuts #2 “Taking Care of People” w/ Dr. Jay Brinson, Superintendent of Wayne County Schools

In installment two of the “Battling Through Budget Cuts” series of the Georgia Partnership’s Field Notes, Merrill Kemp-Wilcox and Robert Gaines of the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education connect with Dr. Jay Brinson, Superintendent of Wayne County Schools, to discuss how he and his team are planning to weather the state budget cuts and subsequent reduction […]

Episode 6.1 Battling Through Budget Cuts #1: “Being Creative, Innovative, & Resourceful” w/ Dr. Michele Taylor, Superintendent of Calhoun City Schools

In installment one of the “Battling Through Budget Cuts” series of the Georgia Partnership’s Field Notes, Merrill Kemp-Wilcox and Robert Gaines of the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education connect with Dr. Michele Taylor, Superintendent of Calhoun City Schools, to discuss how she is navigating her district through the dual challenges of looming budget cuts and the […]

Episode 5.6: Voices from the Ground: Communicating During the Crisis

In part six of the “Voices from the Ground” series of the Georgia Partnership’s Field Notes, Merrill Kemp-Wilcox and Robert Gaines of the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education connect with Curtis Callaway, Director of Communications with Shaw Industries, to discuss how his team is ramped up their efforts to communicate clearly, effectively, and frequently with everyone in […]

Episode 5.5: Voices from the Ground: Open for Business

In part five of the “Voices from the Ground” series of the Georgia Partnership’s Field Notes, Merrill Kemp-Wilcox and Robert Gaines of the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education connect with June Merritt, Chairman of the Early County Board of Commissioners, to discuss how she and other county leaders are adapting to the COVID-19 crisis in ways that […]

Episode 5.4: Voices from the Ground: The Big Challenge is the Future

In part four of the “Voices from the Ground” series of the Georgia Partnership’s Field Notes, Merrill Kemp-Wilcox and Robert Gaines of the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education connect with Dr. Kermit Gilliard, Superintendent of Grady County Schools, to discuss his strategy for leading the school district and supporting the community through the COVID-19 crisis. 

Episode 5.3: Voices from the Ground: The Power of Collaboration

In part three of the “Voices from the Ground” series of the Georgia Partnership’s Field Notes, Merrill Kemp-Wilcox and Robert Gaines of the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education connect with Zoe Myers, Executive Director of the Cook County Family Connection, to talk about how her community is leveraging partnerships to navigate the COVID-19 crisis.