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M. Ann Levett, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

Savannah-Chatham Co.
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Announcements: Blue Ribbon Flag Raised Over Garrison


Blue Ribbon Flag Raised Over Garrison 


The Blue Ribbon Flag is now flying over Esther F. Garrison School of Visual and Performing Arts.  The flag was raised during a festive ceremony today attended by students, teachers, parents and local as well as state dignitaries.

Blue Ribbon Flag Raising

  The school is one of only 335 schools in the entire nation to receive the Blue Ribbon distinction in 2015.  The award is based on overall academic excellence demonstrating that all students can achieve to high levels. 

Blue Ribbon Ceremony

Principal Jim Heater says school staff went through an extensive application process after being one of eight nominated for the honor by the Georgia Department of Education.  Georgia State School Superintendent Richard Woods attended and spoke during the ceremony on Friday. 

Georgia State Superintendent

School Board President Jolene Byrne, Board Representative Connie Hall and SCCPSS Superintendent Thomas Lockamy also took to the podium to express their pride and admiration for the success demonstrated at Garrison.

School Board President


Dr. Thomas Lockamy

Principal Jim Heater traveled to Washington, D.C. earlier this week to be recognized during a ceremony in our nation’s Capital where he was also presented with the Terrel H. Bell Award for Outstanding School Leadership.

Principal Heater Award Banner

Principal Heater says he believes Garrison is an elite school because they set high expectations of everyone – students, staff and parents.  Expectations he says will continue to grow, “We have just touched the surface of our potential – we have just touched the potential and I am just ecstatic at what we can continue to become.”  The Blue Ribbon flag will fly over Garrison for the next year.



Created at 11/13/2015 2:43 PM  by Sheila Blanco 
Last modified at 12/1/2015 10:03 AM  by Sheila Blanco