Numerous organizations in Troup County are working together to help achieve 100% literacy. Our goal is to list each of them here, along with their mission, so they can be easily found. If you would like to add or update the listing of an organization, please contact

Organization Name Mission
Georgia Department of Early Childcare and Learning View Departments
Get Georgia Reading
Head Start
Troup County CLCP
Troup County School System View Departments
Troup Family Connection Mandy Hill |
United Way of West Georgia Sharon Alford |
Quality Care for Children View Departments
Success by Six Gail Gordon |


February 8, 2020

Community officials, literacy advocates, teachers, administrators and childcare workers gathered together to discuss how we can work to achieve 100% literacy in Troup County. At this summit, seven keynote speakers addressed issues that impact a child’s ability to read on grade level. Below you can find recordings of their presentations.

Arianne Weldon
Get Georgia Reading Campaign

Randy Nix
State Representative (R-LaGrange)
Georgia House of Representatives

Dr. Garry McGiboney
Deputy Superintendent, Office of School Safety
Georgia Department of Education

Dr. Lacey Southerland
Chair, Department of Child and Youth Development
Point University

Arianne Weldon
Dr. Garry McGiboney
Combined Presentation

Deana Brown
Director of Elementary Education
Troup County School System

R. Michael Key
Troup County Juvenile Court

Dr. Brian Shumate
Troup County School System