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Posted: May 16, 2013 7:56 p.m.

BOE appoints new director of testing

Clements Middle School Assistant Principal Allison Jordan has been named the new director of testing, research and evaluation for the Newton County School System.

The Board of Education approved Jordan’s appointment at its meeting Tuesday.

Jordan will replace Carl Skinner, the current director, who announced his resignation in March and will soon move to Kansas City, Mo., to serve as a deputy superintendent of curriculum and instruction.

Skinner resigned after accepting a position in the Hickman Mills C-1 School District in Kansas City, following Dennis Carpenter, NCSS’s former deputy superintendent of operations, who is taking over as superintendent at Hickman Mills beginning July 1.

Jordan has worked for the Newton County School System for nearly 20 years.

She has served as assistant principal and testing coordinator at Clements since 2011.

Prior to her role at the middle school, she worked at Alcovy High School from 2007 to 2011 as a data analyst, Advanced Placement coordinator, Georgia Assessment of Performance on School Standards Teacher Leader and Work-Based Learning coordinator.

From 1994 to 2010, Jordan worked with NCSS as the Career Technical Agricultural Education Department Chair, Work-Based Learning coordinator and business computer science instructor.

Before working with Newton County Schools, Jordan was executive assistant to the vice president of operations and an accounting assistant at CNN in Atlanta from 1991 to 1994. She also was an instructor at Ogeechee Technical Institute in Statesboro.

Jordan said she is honored to be selected for her new role and looks forward to helping the school system continue the progress it has made over the past three years.

“Through this new role, I plan to continue to focus on increased student achievement and more effective teaching by working with all stakeholders to analyze our data and identify areas of improvement,” she said. “I am excited to be a part of a school system that possesses an unwavering dedication to educational excellence for all students.”

Jordan has a bachelor’s degree in business and computer science from Georgia Southern University.

She also has a master’s degree in business and computer science/marketing and a doctorate in education from the University of Georgia, as well as a leadership certification.

In addition, she is a certified teacher support specialist through the Griffin RESA.

Jordan and her husband Mart live in Covington.

They have two daughters, Kalin, who attends Georgia College and State University, and Emmy, who attends Eastside High School.

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