Student Services

General Information

The Division of Student services exists to promote a safe and educationally sound environment for students to learn. To accomplish this we provide services to all students in a wide range of programs and resources to schools, district personnel, students and their families on issues and concerns related to the following: enrollment, student discipline, school safety, interdistrict transfers, pupil records, military student transition, custody of minors, homeless, compulsory school attendance, student health concerns, athletics, and addressing the needs of students with disabilities and mental health service availability.

Contact Information

Mr. Melvin F. Blackwell Chief of Student Services

706-748-3336

Perdita Dowdell Executive Assistant to Mr. Blackwell

706-748-3336

Darlene Register Military Student Coordinator

706-748-2254

Jeff Battles Director of Athletics

K-12 Health and Physical Education
706-748-2595

Mr. Marcus DuBose Director of Student Services

706-748-3217

Devon A. Tucker Manager of Student Services


Darlene Shirley RN Lead Nurse

706-748-2233

Dr. Trikella L. Nelson LPC, NCC, PSC, YMHFA
Director of Guidance and Counseling Services

Homeless Liaison
706-748-2226

Mary C. Lewis Director, Program for Exceptional Students

706-748-2230

LaChrista McQueen Director, Woodall Program

706-748-3166

Tammi Clarke Director of Project AWARE & PBIS

706-748-3339

Reginald Griffin Principal, A.I.M. Program

706-569-3787