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Clayton County Public Schools (CCPS) Department of Exceptional Students (DES) celebrated Exceptional Children’s Week during the week of  March 7 - March 11, 2022! This eventful week connected the schools and communities to demonstrate a focus on student abilities and honor our exceptional people and services. In today’s episode, Superintendent/CEO Dr. Morcease J. Beasley is joined by the Director of the Department of Exceptional Students, Ms. Trina Smith, Department of Exceptional Students Coordinator, Dr. Sheila Cook,  and the Science Coordinator, Ms. Janetta Greenwood, all of who are parents of children with exceptionalities. Tune in to hear their experience with navigating the K-12 educational process with exceptional children and learn the importance of parents and teacher collaboration when it comes to the Individualized Education Process(IEP).
Pre-K registration and School Choice is underway! In this episode, Superintendent/CEO Dr. Morcease J. Beasley is joined by the Director of Fine Arts & School Choice, Dr. Monika Wiley  and the Pre-K Coordinator, Viki Dennard, to encourage CCPS stakeholders to take advantage of School Choice and Early Learning opportunities beginning in March. Tune in to learn more about the challenges of reconnecting families to school choice opportunities and resources,  and exposing parents to the benefit of early learning, as well as how the Pre-K lottery is conducted. The discussion also leads to future-forward goals for Pre-K expansion and implementation of an international curriculum. For more information on School Choice and Pre-K registration visit and complete the application between March 1 - 18, 2022.
All About Family

All About Family


Dr Beasley is joined by Title 1 Specialist Kephanie Dunn- Henderson and Harper Elementary's Parent Engagement Neomia Coleman as they sit and discuss getting parents connecting more with their children. Sit and listen as we discuss the opportunities CCPS has to offer to help parents like the Title one program Parent's Academy. Listen to how Ms Coleman gets her parents at Harper Elementary to take initiative during CCPS's Family Engagement Month. Use this episode as a way to get closer with your students during the holidays.
Clayton County Public Schools is excited to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in recognition of our diverse Hispanic community! The Hispanic community makes up 20% of the CCPS student population and Hispanic representation is an important aspect of our school system not just during Hispanic Heritage Month, but year-round.Superintendent/CEO Dr. Morcease J. Beasley invites Dr. Sandra Nunez, Deputy Superintendent of Student Support Services, Ms. Luz Rodriguez Diaz, language interpreter and parent liaison with the CCPS international center, and Ms. Regina Wallace, social studies coordinator, to share opportunities for the community to engage with our fellow Hispanic community members and learn about Hispanic contributions that are not taught in the standards.
In this episode, Superintendent/CEO Dr. Morcease J. Beasley is joined by the Clayton County Public Schools Director of Student Services, Dr. Angela Horrison-Collier, and Clayton County Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Sudha Reddy to discuss COVID-19 testing and vaccination opportunities available to the Clayton County community. Dr. Beasley reminds us of the collective responsibility that Clayton County citizens have to protect our children and community members at large. Dr. Collier explains the process of making the decision to pivot schools to virtual learning due to positive COVID-19 cases. Dr. Reddy speaks on the work of the health department to manage the virus and stopping the spread of COVID-19 and its variants. In addition, she shared the importance of public trust throughout the community of the local and national health officials and the necessity of working together to protect the overall health and wellness of Clayton County’s citizens against the COVID-19 virus. Please be reminded that, in support of statewide mass vaccination efforts, the school system will close on Friday, September 3, 2021 to encourage all stakeholders to get out and get vaxxed!  
Clayton County Public Schools has returned to face-to-face instruction for the 2021-2022 school year! Superintendent/CEO Dr. Morcease J. Beasley kicks off season 2 of Be Inspired with Beasley with critical updates as we welcome parents/guardians and students to the new school year. Dr. Beasley shares words of encouragement to parents/guardians to return students back to the school buildings for an effective learning experience, urges all community members to get vaccinated in order to keep our children safe, and he also welcomes community members seeking employment to join the CCPS team to help serve our children. Tune in to learn more about what CCPS has in store for this new school year.
In this episode, Clayton County Public Schools’ (CCPS) Superintendent/CEO Dr. Morcease J. Beasley is joined by Science Coordinator, Janetta Greenwood, and Director of Pharmacy Services at Southern Regional Medical Center, Dr. Darra Edwards, to speak about their collaboration with the summer learning opportunities for CCPS students. Ms. Greenwood speaks on the engaging instructional activities that students will experience, and the unique STEM thinking method they’ll apply to real-world issues, mainly the COVID-19 virus and vaccinations. Both Dr. Edwards and Ms. Greenwood agree that students have been a great source of information regarding the COVID-19 vaccinations, empowering their parents to make the decision to get vaccinated. Tune in to hear Dr. Edwards breakdown how the vaccines work to fight the COVID-19 virus and to learn more about registering for the CCPS summer learning opportunities.
Literacy encompasses more than just reading and writing, but other components that contribute to the development of our students and the skills they need to be college and career ready. In this episode, Dr. Morcease J. Beasley, Superintendent/CEO of Clayton County Public Schools is joined by Elementary ELA Coordinator, Ms. Ebony Brown, Early Learning / Pre-K ELA Coordinator, Dr. Joye Bradley, and 6th-12th grade ELA Coordinator, Ms. Elisar Gray, to address literacy challenges and ways to increase literacy outcomes. Tune in to learn what the data tell us about our students and the wealth of tools and resources available to parents and families that wish to increase literacy among their children.
In this special edition episode of Be Inspired With Beasley, Dr. Morcease J. Beasley, Superintendent/CEO of Clayton County Public Schools invites Ms. Shauna Dozier, Election Director at the Clayton County Board of Elections and Registration, to share some insightful tips for students, parents/guardians and stakeholders voting in the upcoming General Election on November 3rd. Tune in to hear the many ways to take full advantage of early voting and learn about Clayton County’s efforts to reduce the long waits on Election Day. Dr. Beasley and Ms. Dozier also remind Clayton County residents to make their voices heard at the local, state, and federal levels because your vote matters and it will make a difference in our community.
Join Dr. Morcease J. Beasley in the discussion of “All Things Virtual Learning,” as he interviews Clayton County Teacher of the Year, Ms. Toni Phillips, Hawthorne Elementary School Principal, Dr. Cynthia James, and Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, Dr. Ebony Lee. Learn about the challenges that teachers, students, and parents face in the virtual learning environment and how the pandemic has sparked a collaboration like never before. Hear firsthand about parent engagement in the virtual classroom and the social-emotional connection that students miss about face to face learning. Notable Quotes:“I’m very proud of what Clayton County has done to come together. I think Clayton County as a district, as a county, is leading as a model of how a community should come together to respond to this pandemic” - Dr. Morcease J. Beasley, Superintendent/CEO for Clayton County Public Schools
In this inaugural episode Dr. Morcease J Beasley, Superintendent/CEO for Clayton County Public Schools, welcomes us to his podcast and what to expect to hear when you join him. He dives right into the big topic at hand & discusses how he and his team make decisions for the district during this COVID-19 Pandemic. Hear what is considered when making those tough decisions that affect our students, teachers, and every other employee for CCPS. Come listen to every consideration that Dr. Beasley has to make in order to make a decision during this pandemic.
 “Don’t Sleep on Clayton County! Your local government and the cities are working hard to provide a quality of life for all citizens” - Jeffrey E. Turner, Chairman of Clayton CountyJoin Dr. Morcease J. Beasley as he welcomes the Chairman of Clayton County’s Board of Commissioners, Mr. Jeffrey E. Turner, as he shares insight into the state of Clayton County. In his first podcast episode of 2021, Dr. Beasley engages with Chairman Turner in informative discussions regarding Clayton County’s response to challenges that its citizens are facing amid the COVID-19 pandemic, capital improvement projects, and amenities that Clayton County has to provide a greater quality of life towards the health and well-being of all Clayton County citizens. With the 2021 State of the County address growing near (Wednesday, March 10, 2021), Chairman Turner also gives listeners a snippet of the topics we can expect to be addressed at the event.  Tune in to learn more about the growth and exciting happenings here in Clayton County.
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