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Carroll County Schools Hosts Brooks Learning Center Dedication

Oct 04 2017

Carroll County School System hosted the dedication of the Brooks Learning Center, in honor of Dr. Bernice Brooks, at Glanton-Hindsman Elementary School on October 3. Carroll County Board Members, community leaders, public officials and Chamber representatives shared in the celebration with the Brooks family. Scott Cowart, Superintendent of Carroll County Schools, Leon Golden, former Carroll County Schools’ Superintendent and Board Member, Rob Cleveland, spoke about Dr. Brooks’ decades of service to Carroll County Schools and the community. Dr. Bernice Brooks expressed her gratitude for all who attended and to everyone who mentored and supported her throughout her career.

Dr. Bernice Brooks was the first African American female administrator in Carroll County after integration, and the first African American woman elected to the Carroll County Board of Education.

Dr. Brooks began her 36-year career with Carroll County Schools in 1964 as a teaching assistant and then teacher. She also served as principal of Villa Rica Primary School from 1983 to 2000. During her tenure as principal of Villa Rica Primary, the school was recognized as a Distinguished Title I school for its efforts to meet the needs of all students. After retirement, Dr. Brooks served as a board member of the Carroll County Board of Education for 12 years.

Dr. Brooks is known for her passion for learning and love for students. She worked tirelessly with educators, parents and the community to provide the best opportunities possible for her students. Her belief that every student could succeed with the right support was a cornerstone of her tenure as a leader in Carroll County Schools.

Outside of education, Dr. Brooks is a leader in the Villa Rica community and in her church.  She volunteers, supports and helps students and adults in need.  She is a member of numerous civic and community groups and is recognized as an influential leader in the Villa Rica community.