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At Dalton Public Schools we love what we do: in the classroom, cafeteria, office, and on the playing field. Our passion for learning for our students and our staff pushes us to design work and create the environment that allows our students to express their creativity, engage their minds and experience success.

Dalton Public Schools takes pride in its employees and their desire to work cooperatively for the purpose of designing experiences or creating the environment for our students to be successful in the classroom and community.

If you believe your passion matches our purpose then find out how to join us and apply now.



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The people who serve students in our classrooms love learning and desire to make a difference in the lives of children. Our teachers are leaders and designers of engaging work that challenges students to learn at higher levels. Teachers provide daily instruction to children from 4 years old through high school, including students who need additional assistance due to learning or language deficits and those who require higher levels of challenging work.





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The people charged with directing and supervising the work of the district. Positions include principals, assistant principals, departmental directors and program coordinators. Each person is responsible for understanding the direction of the district and how his or her effort fits in with organizational goals.





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The people who serve our organization in support roles include assistants to administrators, paraprofessionals, data entry clerks, skilled craftsman, maintenance workers, custodians and school nutrition staff. These employees are vital to the accomplishment of our district’s goals. Each individual strives to fulfill his or her role so that the focus of the district’s energy can remain on the academic progress of our students. Staff provide nutritious meals for students, ensure facilities are safe and clean and offer instructional and other support for teachers and administrators.




Mary Ellen Pierce
Mary Ellen Pierce with board chair

Teacher of the Year

“I absolutely love my students. They continue to challenge and inspire me to want to be a life-long learner so that I can be the best teacher for them.” 

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Melanie Lovingood
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Kindergarten Teacher

"I enjoy teaching. I didn't know this year how I was going to create community over the computer, and it's exciting to see how these children have created their own community."

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Debra Pourquoi
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Athletic Director

"I actually started out as a mom. I thought, well, I’m spending a lot of time in school and this would be a great time to change my career.”  

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Marvin Tallent
Marvin Tallent receiving award

Classified Staff of the Year

'I arrive at work each day excited and ready to go.”

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Lili Deharo
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"We’re preparing our students to be college and career ready. We’re really a good district to be in.”

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