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School Operations

Office of School Operations

Equipping and empowering instructional leaders.

1205 Bluffs Parkway
Canton, GA 30114

“We empower school and district leaders to foster student and staff success by encouraging thriving school cultures, promoting engaging learning environments and supporting social and emotional health and well-being.”

The Office of School Operations oversees the daily operations of schools including the supervision of school administrators, transportation and the Social and Emotional Learning Framework including school nurses and social workers. The Division also oversees athletics and extra-curricular activities, the After-School Program (ASP), student discipline and tribunals, truancy, school reassignments and services for homeless students.

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Dr. Debra Murdock
Chief Operations Officer


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Dr. Kerry Martin
Executive Director, 
Administrative Leadership
(Elementary Schools)


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Dr. Mark Merges
Executive Director, 
Administrative Leadership
(Middle and High Schools)



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Tonya Sebring
Student Activities and Athletics



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Dr. Ben Lester
on Special Assignment
Office of School Operations –
Student Services



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Jim Georges
Director, Transportation Routing/Operations

Ernie Brown
Coordinator, Vehicle Maintenance

Angie Goff
Coordinator, Routing Operations (South)

Debbie Hendrix
Coordinator, Routing Operations (North)

Chris Blalock
Coordinator, Routing Operations


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