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MCSD New Teacher Information Handbook

Muscogee county school district

Columbus, Georgia


  • The Muscogee County School District is committed to providing educational experiences that will enable each student to become a lifelong learner, enter the work force with necessary skills and achieve academic and personal potential.


  • We envision a school district in which:

  • Each student is given multiple opportunities to excel in his/ her academic, social, emotional, and physical development in a safe, nurturing environment.

  • Well-prepared, responsible, and caring employees are committed to excellence in education.

  • Parents, community members, staff and students, are full partners in the education of children.

Professional Learning

Christy Nolan, Director

From the MCSD homepage, go to MCSD Staff

Portal and click on Academics->Professional Learning.

We have many resources for your use on our website! Begin with the links on the PL page! There are lots of fabulous things for your classroom!

New Teacher Information

On the Website

How Do I Get There?

From the

MCSD Home page go to :


MCSD Staff Portal

Academics 

Professional Learning 

Mentoring Program

New Teachers

New Teacher Handbook

Mentoring Minutes

What is an Induction Teacher?

All new induction teachers (0-3 years) in Muscogee County need to attend 5 Best Practices Workshops during the first year of work.  Most of them are offered in the classrooms of some of our best teachers.  You will gain from listening to what they are teaching as well as how their rooms are set up. 

Induction teachers also need to attend the Professional Learning Course, Managing the Classroom Effectively,during the first 3 years of employment in Muscogee County. This class is offered for Elementary, Middle and High School teachers several times during the year.

Welcome to


The system mentors are here to help you in any way! 

Our offices are the second floor of the Public Education Center, 2960 Macon Road, Columbus, GA 31906. 

You may also contact us by phone, FAX, or email. 

FAX - 706-748-2091

Muscogee County

Public Education Center

2960 Macon Road

Columbus, Georgia 31906

For General Information: 706-748-2000

Who Is My System Mentor?

Angie Blackstock- Academic Success, Ann Elizabeth Sheppard Home, Arnold, Baker, Blackmon Road, Double Churches Middle, Downtown Elementary, East Columbus, Eddy, Midland Middle, Rose Hill, Rothschild, Veterans Middle, Woodall

Becky Jones-Claiborne-Carver, Columbus High, Early College Academy, Hardaway, Jordan, Kendrick, Northside, Richards Middle, Shaw, Spencer

Betsy Glisson- Blanchard, Brewer, Britt David, Davis, Eagle Ridge, Fort Middle, Georgetown, Hannan, Johnson, Key, Lonnie Jackson, Mathews, Midland Academy, South Columbus, Wynnton

Debby Whatley- Allen, Clubview, Cusseta Road, Dawson, Double Churches Elementary, Dimon, Forrest Road, Fox, Gentian, MLK, Muscogee, North Columbus, Reese Road, Rigdon Road, River Road, St. Elmo, St. Mary’s, Waddell, Wesley Heights

Contact Information for your System Mentor

  • Betsy Glisson

  • Glisson.Laura.E@


  • 706-748-2125

  • 706-527-8589

  • Christy Nolan

  • Nolan.Christy.M@


  • 706-748-2132

  • 706-527-8577

How Can My Mentor

Help Me?

Coaching and Guiding

Learning School Culture

Classroom Management

Standards and Frameworks

Best Practice Strategies

Relationships with parents and communities

Developing strategies for differentiating instruction for gifted, at-risk and special needs students

Time management


Assessment/Benchmark Information

Shoulder to cry on!

In addition to a System Mentor and a Lead Mentor for each school, all new teachers will also be assigned a mentor in their building to help with specific needs.

These mentors will be assigned during pre-planning! If you are not assigned a school mentor by the first week of school, please contact your system mentor or Lead Mentor as soon as possible!

Who Is My School's

Lead Mentor?


FREE Professional Development


Our MCSD Professional Learning Department offers FREE professional learning opportunities throughout the year! These high quality, research based opportunities are fabulous ways to stay current in educational trends and grow professionally!

Teacher Leader Academy

Best Practice Workshops

New Teacher Orientation

Idea Fair

How Do I Register for

Best Practice Workshops?

1. Go to the MCSD website-

2. Click the Employee Login tab. (This is the MCSD Intranet.)

3. Click the EmployeeNet tab.

4. Type in your username and login (same as email)

5. Click the Professional Learning Tab/ Register for Staff Development Class

6. Scroll Down and click  C. Best Practices Workshops to view the list of 2012-2013 workshops.

7. Choose your workshop and click on the title of the workshop.

8. Follow the prompts to register!

How Do I Check My Transcript?

If you are working on your Masters degree or additional credits/PLUs, you can check all transcripts through MCSD EmployeeNet

If you have questions, please call or email Leslie Fedde in Professional Learning



We know you will need lots of support !

We are only a phone call or an email away to help with all of your needs!

The Professional Learning Department is here

for YOU!

We are glad

you are here!

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