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Faculty and Staff

Administration

Tim Rountree, Administrator 

Tim RountreeTim Rountree has been the Transitions Learning Center's administrator since 2010.  He has more than 20 years of experience in education, and he was previously the assistant principal at Stilson Elementary School. 

He has a bachelor's degree in middle grades education from Georgia Southern University, a master's degree in education from Central Michigan University, and a specialist's degree in educational administration and supervision from Lincoln Memorial University.   He was selected as one of the first "Master Teachers" from the State of Georgia in 2006.

     Before moving into administration, Rountree was a classroom teacher.  He started his career at Swainsboro Middle School teaching interrelated special education. During that first year, he was selected to research and implement a co-teaching model for his special education students and teachers. Once that was implemented, he co-taught math and language arts as well as several resource classes.

     Rountree has been with Bulloch County Schools for the majority of his career.  He served for seven years at William James Middle School, where he taught sixth-grade language arts for two years and sixth-grade math for five years.  While at WJMS, he also coached football, basketball, golf, and track, and the teams won multiple region championships in these sports.  The remainder of his tenure has been at Stilson Elementary and the TLC.

Rachael Akridge, Administrative Assistant

Rachael AkridgeRachael Akridge has been employed by Bulloch County Schools since 2008, all of those as an administrative assistant with the school system's alternative school programs including the Bulloch County Performance Learning Center and the Transitions Learning Center. Ms. Akridge handles all administrative duties for the Transitions Learning Center, which includes processing student records and handling communications between faculty, parents, students, and the students' schools of record. She attended Swainsboro Technical Institute and Ogeechee Technical College.

Faculty

Kristell Jones -Turner , Instructor

Kristell JonesKristell Turner is a native Floridian with family roots in Bulloch County. She earned a Bachelor's in Biology from Morgan State University in Baltimore Maryland, and later a Master's in Education from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton Florida. Mrs. Turner began her teaching career in 2000 in Palm Beach County Schools teaching high school Biology, Earth Science, and Environmental Science. She moved to Bulloch County in 2006. In 2007, Mrs. Turner worked at Langston Chapel Middle as a Graduation Coach and Science Teacher. Mrs. Turner has been working with "at-promise" students at Transitions Learning Center since they opened in 2010. She is very dedicated and passionate about the opportunities that she has each day to work with students with unlimited potential.

 

Timotheous Mincey, Instructor

Timotheous Mincey

 

Talana Hobbs, Instructor 

Talana HobbsTalana Hobbs currently serves as the Social Studies teacher for Transitions Learning Center.  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education and a Master’s degree in School Counseling, both from Georgia Southern University.  Mrs. Hobbs has been in education since 2007 and employed with Bulloch County Schools since 2010 working in various roles including paraprofessional, teacher, school counselor, and graduation specialist.  Mrs. Hobbs truly enjoys working with students and their families and looks forward to more opportunities to help students grow and realize their full potential. 

 

Iesha Baldwin, Instructor

Iesha Baldwin Iesha Baldwin is a native of Statesboro. Mrs. Baldwin graduated from Savannah State University/ Armstrong Atlantic State University earning a degree in Middle Grades Education. Mrs. Baldwin began her teaching career at her alma mater, Statesboro High in 2000.  Prior to teaching at Transitions Learning Center, Mrs. Baldwin taught 7th grade English Language Arts at Langston Chapel Middle School. She enjoys building a rapport with her students and bringing out the best in each student. Baldwin has coached track and field, basketball, and tennis.

 

Renee Perry, School Counselor  

 Renee Perry 

Renee Toole Perry has more than 23 years of experience in education and is a triple Georgia Southern Alumnae.  She holds a Georgia’s professional educators certificate in School Counseling and School Psychology and has Student Support Team Coordinator and Gifted endorsements.  She began her school counseling career serving four years as a School Counselor at Ebenezer Elementary School in Effingham County before her family moved to Emanuel County. There she worked as the School Counselor for Swainsboro Primary School.  She also served as the District Pupil Services and Testing Coordinator at the Emanuel County Board of Education before moving to Statesboro with her family in 2004.  Mrs. Perry worked at Bulloch Academy as the Curriculum and PreK Coordinator, also leading the school through two SACS/SAIS accreditations as chair and serving as the professional development and certification coordinator.  In 2011, she started working at the Bulloch County School System as a Project Success Counselor.  In 2014, she was hired as the Transitions Learning Center School Counselor where she also served as the School 504 and Response to Intervention Coordinator.  Mrs. Perry also worked as Lead Counselor, REACH Coordinator, Response to Intervention Coordinator, Student Services Director, and District Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Coordinator for Bulloch County Schools.  She has a passion for helping her community and working with "at-promise" students.