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    The mission of the Stephens County School System is to empower all students to become self-motivated learners who think critically to achieve academic and personal success which contributes to the team.

    We believe...

    • students are the focus of all decisions.

    • all individuals are valued and treated with dignity, courtesy and respect. 

    • in empowering students, parents, staff, and community through communication and collaboration.

    • a commitment to excellence is expected of all students, parents, staff, and community members.

    • in providing educational opportunities, PK-12, that prepare students for life beyond the classroom.

    Vision Statement - SCSS envisions a culture where students value exploration, discovery, creativity, and innovation in a safe environment.  Our vision includes families, faculty, staff, and community members providing unwavering support aimed at inspiring students to achieve their personal best.  Unity in this vision will result in our students pursuing their goals in an ever-changing world.

    Dr. Daniel Oldham
    Dr. Daniel Oldham

    Stephens County Board of Education names Dr. Daniel Oldham as sole finalist for Superintendent of Schools effective July 1, 2020


    The Stephens County Board of Education has named Dr. Daniel Oldham as the sole finalist to serve as Stephens County Schools Superintendent effective July 1, 2020. 

    As of July 1st of this year, Dr. Oldham has served as the Deputy Superintendent of Schools for Stephens County. Dr. Oldham holds a Bachelors of Arts in History, a Masters of Secondary Education, and a PhD in Educational Leadership. He comes to Stephens County with a wide range of experience both in the classroom and as an administrator. As an administrator, Dr. Oldham has served at both the school and district levels. 

    Most recently before joining the Stephens County School System, Dr. Oldham served as the Acting Superintendent for the Thomasville City School System. Over the past decade he has served as an Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Assessment, Director of Finance, CTAE Director, and as a building level administrator.  During his twenty years in education Dr. Oldham has served as a classroom teacher at many levels including the middle school, high school and university. The majority of his K-12 classroom experience included teaching Reading, Economics, World History and Computer Applications during his time with Thomas and Mitchell County Schools. Dr Oldham served as an Adjunct Professor at Thomas University for both the Education and Humanities departments.

    Throughout his career Dr. Oldham has served on civic and non-profit boards including the Thomasville Center for the Arts and as a board member and Chairman of the Thomasville YMCA. Dr. Oldham was joined in his move to Stephens County by his wife Tiffany and their two daughters Layne and Kate. Tiffany is a School Counselor at Stephens County Middle School. Layne is a current tenth grader at Stephens County High School and Kate is a current eighth grader at Stephens County Middle School.

    Oldham’s appointment will become final with board approval after a state law mandated 14-day public comment period has passed. The board plans to take official action in January.


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