DCSS teachers rally before first day of school - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

DCSS teachers rally before first day of school

Teachers lined the gym during the district-wide pep rally. (Source: WALB) Teachers lined the gym during the district-wide pep rally. (Source: WALB)
Thousands of teachers were in the stands. (Source: WALB) Thousands of teachers were in the stands. (Source: WALB)
Superintendent Ken Dyer gave an inspirational speech. (Source: WALB) Superintendent Ken Dyer gave an inspirational speech. (Source: WALB)
DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) -

It's all about the camaraderie for Dougherty County teachers. 

Friday morning roughly 2,600 school employees had their annual pep talk.

This is ahead of welcoming students back on Monday. 

Faculty lined Albany State University's gym. 

They were decked out from head to toe in their school's colors. 

Dougherty High's Marching band led the celebration. 

Then Superintendent Ken Dyer welcomed the teachers with an inspirational speech. 

"This is one of the few times when every member of the school system is together in one location. I think it's great unity, great excitement and enthusiasm for the first day of school," said Dyer. 

Teachers said they enjoyed the pep rally. 

"It's fun to see all of the schools coming together, representing their schools," said Kathy Hardison, an instructional coach at Westover High School. 

"It forms a closer group of teachers when we are able to come together and just get motivated," explained Asia Hawkins, a kindergarten teacher at West Town Elementary School. 

About 85 new teachers were added to the system this year. 

Copyright 2017 WALB. All rights reserved. 

Report an error Submit a tip to WALB News 10

Powered by Frankly