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East Jackson Elementary Named Star Award Winner

East Jackson Elementary Named Star Award Winner

COMMERCE — East Jackson Elementary School has been selected to receive the 2023 SSTAGE Star Award for Promising Practices at the elementary school level. 

The award is presented by the Student Support Team Association of Georgia Educators (SSTAGE) and noted EJES’ enthusiasm, team collaboration, dedication and understanding of the Multi-Tiered Support System, noting the school will be an inspiration to educational leaders and teachers across the state of Georgia. 

East Jackson Elementary previously won the award in 2019. 

“It just goes to show that all the work we have been doing to support student needs, especially through intervention, has paid off,” East Jackson Elementary principal Allyson Pennington said. “Our process, although not perfect, is a strong process and the work we are doing is the right work.” 

As part of the evaluation process, SSTAGE Board of Directors and on-site team considered the school’s effective systematic problem-solving process at each tier, coordinated system of instructional supports/resources, coordinated system of behavioral supports/resources, coordinated system of assessment and progress monitoring, job-embedded professional learning and ongoing teacher supports, and a systematic plan for parent/family communication and involvement. 

“I am so proud of EJES for engaging in the work worthy of recognition at the state level for their promising practices in providing multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS),” said Sherry Beauchamp, the JCSS District MTSS Coordinator. 

“Our district goal for MTSS is to not miss one kid in need of support, and through our systematic best practices of support, student lives are changed. It is wonderful for EJES to have their great work recognized by others. This recognition just further fuels our goal to continue on our path of excellence for all students in Jackson County.”

East Jackson Elementary School will present at the Promising Practices Conference on January 10, 2024.