Former CCSD Students Recognized

Cobb County School District Graduates were Recognized for their Post-Secondary Career Success.

During the Bridges From School to Work Recognition Reception, CCSD graduates were recognized for their post-secondary career success. The former students were all connected to the Bridges From School to Work while they were still in high school. The Transition Resource Specialists who serve the high schools connected the students with the Bridges From School to Work program before graduation.

On October 10, 2019, several Cobb County School District alumni were recognized at the annual Bridges from School to Work Recognition Reception, which was held at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel and Convention Center. Bridges from School to Work has collaborated with Cobb County School District for the past 18 years and has transformed the lives of young adults through the power of a job. While these students were in school, our CCSD Transition Resource Specialists, Wendy Sorkin and Lisa Leiter (as well as Sarah Jones, not pictured), collaborated with Bridges staff members, Susanne Stockton and Sharron Pearson, to ensure that these young adults had access to the best post-secondary opportunities.

Tekirah Williams (third from left), a 2015 McEachern graduate, worked at the Renaissance Waverly in the guest services division, and is now enrolled as a full-time nursing student at Georgia State University. Emeka Okafor (back, center), a 2012 Wheeler graduate, first worked in the laundry department at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel and more recently as a banquet set-up aide. A 2017 McEachern graduate, Tasha Lewis (third from right), began working at Chick-Fil-A and is now working full-time as a location specialist with Accenture. Vanessa Townsend (far right), 2017 Pebblebrook graduate, is now studying medical technology at the University of West Georgia, while working at Kirkland’s.

Brenda Carter, Director
Special Education

Contributing Author: Kristin Pewitt, Transition Coordinator, Lisa Leiter, CCSD Transition Resource Specialist & Wendy Sorkin, CCSD Transition Resource Specialist

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