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District Announces New Special Education Director

District Announces New Special Education Director

Elbert County Schools announces Dr. Adam Kurtz as the akurtz new Director of Special Education. Dr. Kurtz, who will begin transitioning into his new role May 1, will be responsible for Special Education services and programs district wide, including school psychologists, and social workers. 

Dr. Kurtz comes to the District with a wealth of experience – most recently serving as Principal of Chase Street Elementary School in the Clarke County School District. His background in educational administration also includes work as a Curriculum Specialist and Director of Technology Career Education.

Dr. Kurtz holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Administration and Policy from the University of Georgia, an Educational Specialist Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Piedmont College, and a Master’s Degree in Technological Studies from the University of Georgia. Along with Professor John Dayton, an internationally recognized expert on educational law and policy, Dr. Kurtz authored the book Georgia Education Law (2nd Edition) in 2016. 

“We are extremely pleased that Dr. Kurtz has accepted our offer to serve as Special Education Director,” said Superintendent Chuck Bell.  “His experiences as an educator have afforded him the opportunity to develop a skill set that makes him uniquely qualified to work in the capacity of a special education director.  I fully expect that his contributions will ensure we continue to build and strengthen our services to students and families.”

Dr. Kurtz will succeed Mrs. Deborah Moore, who is retiring after serving as Elbert County’s Special Education Director for the last 15 years.  Mrs. Moore and other retiring Elbert County educators will be honored on May 7 at the Board of Education’s Annual Retirement Dinner.