2020-2021 HGRESA Contest Winners  



Extending deepest sympathies to... 
The Heart of Georgia RESA staff members would like to extend deepest sympathies to the family of Ms. Brelyn Faith Lancaster, a Freshman at Hawkinsville High School. Please keep her personal family, school family, and  community family in your thoughts and prayers during this sad time.!/Obituary


The Heart of Georgia RESA staff members would like to extend deepest sympathies to Mrs. Julie Harrelson and her family. Mrs. Harrelson, Federal Programs' Director in Montgomery County, lost her son, Jake Boney, in a tragic airplane accident. Please keep this family in your thoughts and prayers as they face the challenging days ahead.  (Family members  include Mr. Mike Hilliard and Mr. Len Harrelson, both administrators in the HGRESA area.)
2020-2021 HGRESA Title I Reward Schools 
This year, 157 schools in 77 school districts were identified as Reward Schools. The HGRESA schools recognized include:
  • Moore Street (Dublin City)
  • Susie Dasher Elementary (Dublin City)
  • East Laurens Middle (Laurens)
  • East Laurens Primary (Laurens)
  • Montgomery Middle (Montgomery)
  • Pulaski Elementary (Pulaski)

Based on data from 2018 and 2019; Repeat List from FY20 due to no new data.


"While we are focused on ensuring all schools have the support and resources they need to continuously improve, it is incredibly important that we also recognize and celebrate when schools are doing well,” State School Superintendent Richard Woods said. “I wish to congratulate the staff and students of this year’s Reward Schools – during a time of challenges, they have worked hard and they have succeeded.”

"A Reward School is among the 5 percent of Title I schools in the state that is making the most progress in improving the performance of all students over the most recent two years on the statewide assessments. Because assessments were not administered in the 2019-20 school year, this year’s list is based on 2018-19 and 2019-20 data. Click here for the complete list of 2020-2021 Reward Schools."
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The Heart of Georgia RESA staff members would like to extend deepest sympathies to Mrs. June Lewis and her family. Mrs. June Lewis's husband, Mr. Vernon Lewis, passed away on Thursday morning while in the hospital. Please keep this dear family in your thoughts and prayers. Mrs. Lewis worked for the Heart of Georgia RESA for many years as a consultant and now works as an independent contractor with us. She and Mr. Vernon were inseparable and loved trip adventures, camping, and fishing. Her email address is for those who would like to contact her. Mr. Vernon will be at Vaughn's Funeral Home in McRae.
Congratulations to Dr. Terrie Young and Mrs. Joanna Mock on their retirements.  Dr. Young has been a dedicated GLRS Director, and Mrs. Mock has been a devoted Heartland Academy Director.  We wish them the best as their next chapters are created.  They have impacted many leaders, teachers, other staff, and  students in their educational journeys. A special thanks to both of them for the strong work ethics, positive attitudes, and professionalism that they have contributed to the organization. Best wishes for the future.
2021 Regional Positive Athlete Winners from the Heart of Georgia RESA area.
Greyson Clark, West Laurens High School, Boys' Multi-Sport
Lucy Wiegert, Bleckley County High School. Girls' Golf
Ashli Reed, East Laurens High School, Girls' Multi-Sport
Dreon Jackson, Montgomery County High School, Boys' Basketball
Ava Roland, Dodge County High School, Softball
Davis Brinson, Treutlen County High School, Boys' Coach
Jamie Norris, Telfair County High School, Boys' Cross Country
Gracelynn Williams, Dublin High School, Girls' Tennis
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The Heart of Georgia RESA staff members would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the Dr. Anthony "JaRoy" Stuckey Family. Our hearts are heavy because we have lost a precious family which was part of our HGRESA community.  Dr. Stuckey frequently participated in HGRESA sponsored events. He was always positive, optimistic, supportive, focused, kind, patient, respectful, and caring. Those who knew him were positively impacted by his professional demeanor and his analytical insights. He loved his faith, his family, his staff, his students, and he lived life to the fullest accomplishing so much while so young in his life. The HGRESA area was blessed that he chose our area to share his gifts. Our prayers are with his family, his church family, and his school family.  A video that he created in 2019 shows the love and appreciation that filled his heart. May we all seek to be humble, kind, grateful, and thankful as we "grow up through life." 
Grow Up Video: Video:  (Copy and paste link.)
 Interview:  httpOs://  (Copy and paste link.)
Tribute Poem from a Teacher: (copy and paste link.)
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The Heart of Georgia RESA "Family" members express their deepest sympathy to the family of Mrs. Glenda Kinchen. Mrs. Kinchen was a long-time member of the team and served as an Assistant Bookkeeper. She was a dedicated, kind, hard-working, thoughtful professional. She shared her gifts of faith, upbeat spirit, kindness, sweet words, and delicious food with all she met. She is missed. Her obituary can be found at: