Degrees and Certifications:
Dr. Rotonya Rhodes
A native of Greensboro, Georgia and a graduate of Greene County High School, Dr. Rhodes has been employed with Greene County Schools since 2005. During this time, she has held the positions of classroom teacher, department chair, Dropout Prevention Coordinator and Learning Academy Director. She assumed the position of Assistant Superintendent in August of 2012.
Dr. Rhodes began her career in education in 2005 as a social studies teacher at Greene County High School, and later became the Chair of the Social Studies Department in 2007. During a three year period, she moved the high school End-of-Course Test (EOCT) scores in Economics from 27 percent passing to 84 percent passing. One year later, her students scored 100 percent passing on this same End-of-Course Test. Additionally, Dr. Rhodes has served on the GCHS Instructional Leadership Team and Administrative Leadership Team, served as a member of the GCHS Committee for Instructional Improvement and as the faculty liaison for the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council.
As the Dropout Prevention Coordinator and Learning Academy Director, serving grades 6 – 12, Dr. Rhodes operated an evening school program, which served both students who reentered high school after previously dropping out of school and current students needing to recover credits for high school graduation. She also developed a summer credit recovery program, with 82 students earning more than 90 credits in the first year.
Dr. Rhodes received both her Bachelor of Arts Degree and Master of Arts Degree from Georgia College & State University. She later earned an Educational Specialist's Degree (Ed.S.) from the University of Georgia and a Doctorate Degree in Educational Leadership from Kennesaw State University. She also completed the Northeast Georgia RESA Rising Stars program, earning a Certificate in Educational Leadership from North Georgia College.
A recipient of numerous honors and awards, Dr. Rhodes has been the National Alliance for Black School Educators Teacher of the Year (2010); Georgia Council on Economic Education Teacher of the Year Finalist (2010); Greene County School System Teacher of the Year (2009-2010); Greene County High School Teacher of the Year (2009-2010 and 2007-2008).