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Welcome to Decatur County Schools

    From the Desk of Branson Townsend:

   Decatur County School System will kick-off the  second semester of the 2014-2015 school year with an  event filled in-service day at Riverside High School on  Monday, January 5, 2015. The day will begin at 7:30  with a light breakfast provided by UT Martin Parsons.   Beginning at 8:00 a.m. I plan to outline the framework  for the day’s activities focusing on learning aligned with  the Tennessee Educator Accelerated Model (TEAM).   “The TEAM model is about principals and teachers  working together to ensure the best possible  instruction every day. Through frequent, constructive  feedback, student data, and professional development,  TEAM is designed to support all educators in doing their  best work to help every student learn and grow.”    Following my remarks will be Tracy Riddle, TEAM  consultant from the Southwest TN CORE office and Eva Boster, Tennessee Teacher Ambassador from the Nashville office of the TN Department of Education.  They will be leading sessions based on an overview of the TEAM Rubric, and student growth and achievement data.

In the afternoon sessions, school and district leadership teams will hear from Dr. Connie Smith Director, and Colleen Goss, Associate Director of AdvancED TN.   Their session will focus on using student performance data to drive instructional improvement and build communication and collaboration for all staff.  In addition, Decatur County Leading Learners School Team Trainers will redeliver, in appropriate grade band sessions, content from state fall training and lead the discussion of grade level collaborative activities based on the TEAM Rubric.  Health and Wellness teachers will participate in training based on the new Sports, Recreation, and Activities for Kids curriculum known as SPARK.  Ginger Teague, Decatur County Coordinated School Health Director will lead this session.  The day’s in-service activities will conclude by 3:30 p.m.

Community support is outstanding in Decatur County. Each citizen of Decatur County is a stakeholder in the Decatur County School System, and on behalf of the Decatur County Board of Education, I want to thank you for supporting our schools.
Let us all take pride in Decatur County and Decatur County Schools as we strive to meet the academic, social, emotional, and physical needs of our children in order for each one of them to become a productive and responsible citizen. 

Branson Townsend
Director of Schools




Contact Information:

Decatur County Board of Education

Branson Townsend, Director

59 W. Main Street, P.O. Box 369

Decaturville, TN 38329

Phone: (731) 852-2391

Fax: (731) 852-2960