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TEAM-ing up at school

New initiative teaches importance of working with one another for greater results

Posted: Saturday, October 28, 2017 12:00 am

It all began as a front porch conversation: how can students, teachers, other staff and parents see themselves as a cohesive unit working together to accomplish common goals? 

“My husband remembered a slogan from his army days: ‘Cooperate to Graduate,’” Beth Pridgen, principal of Social Circle Elementary School, said. “In basic training, those groups of soldiers who were able to work together, to encourage each other and to build team spirit were far more likely to graduate in a shorter amount of time.”

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