Public PK-12 School District in Dalton, Georgia

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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.


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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Miguel Gonzalez
Miguel Gonzalez in classroom


"I had Carol Satterfield, she still teaches at Dalton Middle School. I saw her really take care of me and my older brother outside of the classroom, that's when I said, okay, this is what I want to do for the rest of my life."

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Jackie Taylor
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Social Worker & Parent

"My daughter has attended Brookwood since Pre-K and is about to start Dalton Middle School. Even though I'm 'not from around here,' I am proud to know that someday I will be the mother of a Dalton High School graduate. I love working for Dalton Public Schools and am proud to be part of the Dalton Difference."

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Virginia Luna
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"Dalton High School gave me that opportunity to give back to my community all the things that I once received as a newcomer."

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Teresa Hensley
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Teacher of the Year

"Encouraging teachers has been as fulfilling as encouraging students. Together, with the teachers, I feel I can exponentially touch more students, students I may never even meet."

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