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Communicating effectively and building strong relationships.

1205 Bluffs Parkway
PO Box 769, Canton, GA 30114


“We communicate effectively and build strong relationships to continuously increase accountability, transparency and engagement to further the organization’s reputation and standing as a leader in the state and community.”

This Office of Communications includes Communications, Community Relations, Partnerships, Public Information, Public Relations, Publications and Strategic Planning.  Services coordinated by its staff also include awards and recognitions, charter petition review, Custodian of Records, media relations, Open Records Act requests, public relations and special events.

Barbara Jacoby

Barbara P. Jacoby
Chief Communications Officer
Custodian of Records

Carrie McGowan

Carrie McGowan
Supervisor, Strategic Planning, Community Relations and Publications
Custodian of Records

Penny Dempsey

Penny Dempsey
Coordinator, Events and Recognition Programs

Anne Reed
Administrative Assistant, Office of Communications



Public Information

Open CCSD transparency webpage

Open Records Requests may be made of the Cherokee County School District by contacting this Office by mail, e-mail or phone.  The Georgia Open Records Act is posted online here; a Georgia Public Schools and the Open Records Act guide is posted online here.

Awards & Recognitions

District Partnerships

School Partnerships


Social Media


2019-2023 Strategic Plan

Petitions for Charter Schools

VILLA Parent Academy