Our content instructional specialists serve as curriculum leaders and instructional coaches
within the school system.
Science and Social Studies Specialist
Deborah Riddleberger is currently serving Jackson County Schools in the role of Instructional Content Specialist working with K-12 science and social studies curriculum and teachers. She joined Jackson County Schools in 2004 as the PRISM (Partnership for Reform in Science and Mathematics) and the MSP (Math Science Partnership) grant coordinator. From 2008-2016 she served in the capacity of the system’s Professional Learning Coordinator.
Ms. Riddleberger earned both her Bachelor of Science and Master of Education degrees from the University of Georgia and an Educational Specialist degree in Educational Administration and Supervision from Lincoln Memorial University. She began her teaching career at Social Circle Middle School in Walton County and then taught in the Oconee County School System. In 1997, Ms. Riddleberger was named the Director of the Oconee River Georgia Youth Science and Technology Center (GYSTC) at Northeast Georgia Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA) where she provided professional learning and curriculum resources forNortheast Georgia RESA school systems. She is passionate about teachers and students being provided experiences to help them learn and grow.
Ms. Riddleberger resides in Jefferson with her husband, Ken. She is a native of Madison County where her son Trent and daughter-in-law Sherry live. Her hobbies including traveling, reading, spending time with family, and church activities.
Dr. Katie Warwick joined the curriculum and instruction team for JCSS in 2017 as the K-5 mathematics content specialist. Click here for her links to math resources for parents and families.
She grew up in Jackson County and began her teaching career in Georgia in 1999 where she served for 10 years. A military wife, she then worked as a K-5 itinerant gifted instructor in Tennessee, primary teacher in Colorado, and upper elementary teacher and instructional coach in North Carolina, before moving back to Jackson County in 2016.
Katie earned her bachelor’s, master’s, and educational specialist degrees in education and instruction from Piedmont College in 1999, 2001, and 2008, respectively. She earned a Ph.D. in educational leadership from Keiser University in 2014. She is passionate about math and making a difference for all students across the county through the support she can offer teachers and administrators.
She and her husband, Randy, live in Jackson County, and their children attend Jackson County Schools.
Literacy / English Language Arts Specialist
Amy Godfrey joined JCSS as a content area specialist in December 2017 and is now serving as the K-12 Literacy Specialist.
Please check back soon for more information.