Leadership Lumpkin Education Day – 2023

DAHLONEGA, Ga – The Dahlonega Lumpkin County Leadership Lumpkin Education Day…so much great information to share that we just made a video to capture the day! For more specific, read below 😊

DALC Marketing & Communications Manager Kerri Carson is a part of the Dahlonega Lumpkin County Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Lumpkin Class of 2023. This month the class participated in Education Day, which was an as an opportunity to learn about the Lumpkin County School System, Mountain Education Charter High School, and University of North Georgia.

The day began with a presentation from Lumpkin County School System Superintendent Dr. Rob Brown.  Dr. Brown spoke about the successes of the students not only in athletics, but also SAT and academic ranking within the state of Georgia.  He also highlighted the recent and future renovation projects at Lumpkin County High School.   Lumpkin County High School Principal Billy Kirk shared the strategies for how the high school prepares students for college or a career after graduation, whichever is their chosen pathway.  Director of Community Engagement of Lumpkin County Schools and the CEO of the Lumpkin County College and Career Academy Mr. Jason Lemley followed and provided details about the Lumpkin County High School College and Career Academy.

The Leadership Lumpkin class had the opportunity to visit six of the twelve offered classes and experience firsthand what students are learning today.  The topics included subjects such as, Investigative Inquiry, Uncovering Your Potential to Agriculture Today, and Fueling Your Existence.  Lumpkin Youth Leadership student participants provided a personalized tour of Lumpkin County High School to show some of the recent upgrades discussed by Dr. Brown earlier in the morning.

The morning briefing also included Principal John McCrary and Principal Susan Burrell from the Mountain Education Charter High School Lumpkin Campus.

The afternoon session was conducted on the University of North Georgia campus with the first stop at the newly opened Cottrell Center for Business, Technology, and Innovation and a briefing from the Mike Cottrell College of Business Dean Dr. Mary Gowen. The class also visited the recently renovated Milton Stewart Professional and Continuing Education Center. At the Continuing Education Center, they heard from a panel of faculty regarding community engagement and the opportunities of internships and continuing education programs offered by University of North Georgia to the community.

The Leadership Lumpkin program has continued to offer the opportunity for DALC staff to learn more about the inner workings and resources of Lumpkin County. For more information visit, https://www.dlcchamber.org/leadership-lumpkin/.