Director of schools to join Twitter chat

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Special to The Daily Herald Tennessee Promise has students thinking about college, but many of these students and their parents also have questions about how it all will work. The Maury County Chamber and Economic Alliance and Maury County Public Schools are hoping to alleviate worries for the county’s next generation of high school graduates by hosting a Twitter chat … Read More

Maury County School System takes notes from public

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By MIKE CHRISTEN mchristen@c-dh.net The Maury County school system began a season-long survey by launching its “MCPS Keys to College and Career Readiness” program last week with the goal of bringing a brighter future to the county’s students. From October until Dec. 10, the school system is conducting a survey that solicits input from all of Maury County’s citizens. “You … Read More

#GrowMaury Newsletter, Vol. 2

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A LETTER FROM DR. CHRIS MARCZAK, DIRECTOR OF MAURY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS I am honored to live, work and play in Maury County and am proud to be both the director of schools and a parent to four Maury County students. As a competitive school system, we offer exciting activities in which students can participate, both during and after school … Read More

Marczak pens contract as new schools director

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By TIM HODGE thodge@c-dh.net Chris Marczak officially became Maury County’s new director of schools after he signed a four-year contract Thursday. Marczak will have an annual salary of $175,000. He made the move during a school board meeting at the Horace O. Porter school in Columbia. Marczak begins his first day Friday morning. The board approved Marczak as the new … Read More

Parental involvement is critical to education

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By KATHERINE LEWIS When it comes to making decisions about our children’s education, we want to provide them with the best opportunities possible so they may reach their fullest potential. Many people believe these opportunities lie within private schools or certain school districts, but it all depends on what you, as a parent, put into your child’s education. Maury County … Read More

Survey: Educators optimistic

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A majority of Maury County educators believe there is much opportunity for the school system in the next five years, according to a recent survey. More than half of those surveyed feel there are still some challenges that need addressing. Teachers and principals completed the poll to help develop Maury County Chamber and Economic Alliance’s campaign, “The Grass is Greener … Read More

Q & A: Maury County Director of Schools Chris Marczak

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Chris Marczak is mid-stride in his first week as Maury County director of schools, and The Daily Herald sat down with him to discuss the position and taking over a new district. He officially signed a four-year contract on Aug. 13, and began his first day the following Friday — which proved to be an eventful day. An automated threat … Read More

Maury Co.’s ‘Grass is Greener’ campaign follows proven model

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By MARY BETH WEST Special to The Daily Herald The Maury County Chamber & Economic Alliance just launched in partnership with Maury County Public Schools an unprecedented campaign – “The Grass is Greener Where You Water It” – aimed at making educational achievement the community’s focal point. My firm is privileged to work with the Maury Alliance in helping craft … Read More

Alliance, schools kick off education campaign

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From The Columbia Daily Herald – Tim Hodge About 1,000 Maury County teachers, administrators, business leaders and residents packed the Spring Hill High School gym for a common cause — promoting and bettering local education. The Maury County Chamber and Economic Alliance partnered with the Maury County Public School system to launch an education advocacy campaign Wednesday. As part of … Read More