Everett Named Student Services Director

Dr. Ashante Everett Named NCSS Director of Student Services
Posted on 06/15/2021
Dr. Ashante EverettNewton County School System is pleased to announce that Dr. Ashante Everett, has been named the district’s new Director of Student Services. She replaces outgoing director Darren Berry, who recently announced his retirement. Many will know Everett as the principal of Newton County Theme School, a position she has held for several years.

Prior to serving as principal of Newton County Theme School, Everett was employed as the NCSS Secondary Coordinator for Curriculum Instruction and Professional Learning. She has also served as a hearing officer for the district and an assistant principal at Newton County Theme School. She previously held the position of Secondary Instructional Coach for English/Language Arts and History/Social Studies for Newton County Schools. Everett joined the NCSS team as a middle school teacher in 2009 and during her tenure as a teacher, she was voted Liberty Middle School’s Teacher of the Year. She also earned a 2011 Outstanding Women in Education Award. Everett began her career in education in Kansas City, Missouri.

Dr. Everett earned her doctoral degree in education from Capella university in 2018, an Education Specialist degree in educational leadership from Georgia College and State University in 2014, a Master’s in Education from Pittsburg State University in 2003, and a Bachelor of Arts in Dance from the University of Kansas in 1999.

Here duties as Director of Student Services will include overseeing the district’s student information software system, athletics program, student discipline, school nursing program, and more. Dr. Everett will also manage the school system’s Placement Review Committee, serve as liaison with juvenile court and other community agencies, and be responsible for numerous Georgia Department of Education state-mandated reports.

“I am extremely excited and humbled to serve Newton County Schools as the Director of Student Services,” said Everett. “With my knowledge and experience at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, I strive to speak the language needed to provide the necessary services and support to ensure educational excellence for all students. Additionally, I look to strengthen the synergy of group efficacy to maintain an inclusive culture for students to become well-rounded and prepared for the future.”

“We are excited to have Dr. Everett join the Operations team,” said Dr. Michael Barr, Chief Operations Officer. “She brings with her extensive knowledge and leadership experience which are extremely important for this position. In addition, during her tenure as principal of Newton County Theme School, she has demonstrated her ability to work with parents and the community in a positive manner. I fully expect Dr. Everett to hit the ground running as our new Director of Student Services and I’m happy to welcome her to our team.”