School Board Hires New Creekview HS Head Football Coach!

School Board Hires New Creekview HS Head Football Coach!

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Adam Carter

The Cherokee County School Board has hired Adam Carter to serve as Creekview High School’s head football coach!

The School Board on Thursday voted unanimously to tap Coach Carter, who helped lead his previous team to the 6A Georgia State Championship title in 2016, to teach physical education and health classes and coach the Grizzlies effective March 1.

“Adam Carter is a highly motivated, intelligent coach. He fits the criteria required by all of our stakeholders,” said Principal Dr. Mark Merges, who plans to soon host a meet-and-greet event to introduce Coach Carter to the community. “Coach Carter brings a positive, family-oriented atmosphere to the Creekview football program, encouraging athletes, parents and the community to be involved.”

Coach Carter comes to Creekview from Valdosta High School where he served as the football team’s Defensive Coordinator, helping lead the team to its Region and State Championships titles in 2016, and also served as head track coach, bringing home a 6A Region 1 Championship win. His prior roles include defensive coordinator for the football programs at Marietta High School, Bradwell Institute in Hinesville, and Camden County High School, where he also led the track team to win Regions. He additionally coached football at Reinhardt University and South Carolina State University.

“Building a program of excellence, both on and off the field, will be the commitment of my team, my staff and myself,” said Coach Carter, who will be moving to Cherokee County with his wife, Molly. “We will use the game of football as an avenue to support the growth and development of quality, high-character young men who excel in the classroom, the field, and in life.”

He earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education and health from the University of West Georgia and his master’s degree in health and kinesiology with an emphasis in coaching from Georgia Southern University.

“I have been blessed with opportunities in my career due to hard work, leadership and my knowledge of the game,” said Coach Carter, who is studying to earn his specialist degree in health and physical education from Jacksonville State University. “I plan to build a football program that takes pride in hard work, dedication, and commitment.”

Creekview HS Athletic Director Dr. Kevin Higgins said he’s eager to begin working with Coach Carter.

“I think Adam is the right fit for our community and our players,” he said. “The Creekview family is excited to welcome Coach Carter as a Creekview Grizzly.”


CCSD Teacher Named Top Work-Based Learning Educator in Georgia!

Ms. Lloyd is congratulated by Dwayne Hobbs, program delivery manager for the Georgia Department of Education’s Career, Technical and Agricultural Education program.

A Cherokee County School District teacher has been named the top Work-Based Learning educator in Georgia!

Donna Lloyd, a Career Pathway teacher at Creekview HS, has won Georgia’s Work-Based Learning “Top Gun WBL Educator” award!

The award is presented by the Georgia Department of Education’s Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education division; the Career, Technical and Agricultural Education Resource Network; and the Work-Based Learning/Youth Apprenticeship Affiliate of the Georgia Association for Career and Technical Education as part of their annual conference for select Work-Based Learning (WBL) teachers.

During the conference held during summer break, the best of the best WBL teachers from across the state are given the chance to compete and hone their skills; the WBL program gives students the opportunity to receive credit while working in an environment related to their Career Pathway.

Throughout the three-day conference, participants were awarded points for their performance in group activities and the quality of documents created.

Individual events were: create a speech to students, parents, school staff, and business owners; create an end-of-year infographic, which provided important milestones of their individual programs; set up display booths; create business cards and program pamphlets; and create student employer recruitment materials. Group activities were: mock presentation to the school leadership team and breakout “escape game” that required teamwork, communication and recognizing the skills of others.

Ms. Lloyd was named winner of the “Top Gun WBL Educator” award for her top score!

She will be congratulated by the Cherokee County School Board and Superintendent of Schools during the August 17 School Board meeting.

PHOTO: Ms. Lloyd is congratulated by Dwayne Hobbs, program delivery manager for the Georgia Department of Education’s Career, Technical and Agricultural Education program.