Superintendent of Schools
Welcome to Telfair County District!
It is a deep and abiding honor to serve as Superintendent of Telfair County Schools. This school district and this community are immeasurably important to me. The Telfair County School District is committed to the “Pursuit of Excellence” in all educational endeavors.
We are fortunate in this system to have high quality educators and staff that are deeply committed to our students’ success. We are also fortunate to have a supportive community committed to the well-being and advancement of our young people because the young form the basis of our nation’s future. The system and community must work together in order to maximize the enormous potential of our students.
I believe our students’ potential can be maximized by utilizing the philosophical framework of rigor, respect, and relationships. The element of rigor is vitally important because it reflects the high expectations we hold for all of our students. Academic rigor leads to the development of the critical thinking capabilities of our students which are indispensable for competing in today’s marketplace. Furthermore, the critical and independent judgment acquired through academic rigor allows for the development of thoughtful citizens capable of participating fully in our cherished republic.
The element of respect is critical to the success of our school district. This needs to be a shared respect between students, faculty, staff, administrators, and community. We must recognize and respect the potential of all students to succeed at the highest level. We must also recognize and respect the profound impact that a quality education has on the individual life as well as on the community and on society as a whole.
Lastly, the element of relationships is foundational to the success of our students. The development of relationships built on trust and respect provide the necessary support system for our students to be able to excel at the highest levels. The well-being and success of our children must always remain first and foremost in our hearts and minds.
Thank you for your commitment to our young people and to our school district. Please feel free to contact my office with any questions or concerns you might have regarding the education of our children in Telfair County.
Lenard F. Harrelson, Jr., J.D.
Telfair County Schools