Carroll County Schools hosts Brooks Learning Center dedication

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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.