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Administration & Office Staff

Tim Rountree, Administrator 

Tim RountreeTim Rountree has been the Transitions Learning Center's administrator since 2010.  He has more than 20 years of experience in education, and he was previously the assistant principal at Stilson Elementary School. 

He has a bachelor's degree in middle grades education from Georgia Southern University, a master's degree in education from Central Michigan University, and a specialist's degree in educational administration and supervision from Lincoln Memorial University.   He was selected as one of the first "Master Teachers" from the State of Georgia in 2006.

     Before moving into administration, Rountree was a classroom teacher.  He started his career at Swainsboro Middle School teaching interrelated special education. During that first year, he was selected to research and implement a co-teaching model for his special education students and teachers. Once that was implemented, he co-taught math and language arts as well as several resource classes.

     Rountree has been with Bulloch County Schools for the majority of his career.  He served for seven years at William James Middle School, where he taught sixth-grade language arts for two years and sixth-grade math for five years.  While at WJMS, he also coached football, basketball, golf, and track, and the teams won multiple region championships in these sports.  The remainder of his tenure has been at Stilson Elementary and the TLC.

Rachael Akridge, Administrative Assistant

Rachael AkridgeRachael Akridge has been employed by Bulloch County Schools since 2008, all of those as an administrative assistant with the school system's alternative school program. Ms. Akridge handles all administrative duties for the Transitions Learning Center, which includes processing student records and handling communications between faculty, parents, students, and the students' schools of record. She attended Swainsboro Technical Institute and Ogeechee Technical College.


Kristell Jones -Turner , Instructor

Kristell JonesKristell Turner is a native Floridian with family roots in Bulloch County. She earned a Bachelor's in Biology from Morgan State University in Baltimore Maryland, and later a Master's in Education from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton Florida. Mrs. Turner began her teaching career in 2000 in Palm Beach County Schools teaching high school Biology, Earth Science, and Environmental Science. She moved to Bulloch County in 2006. In 2007, Mrs. Turner worked at Langston Chapel Middle as a Graduation Coach and Science Teacher. Mrs. Turner has been working with "at-promise" students at Transitions Learning Center since they opened in 2010. She is very dedicated and passionate about the opportunities that she has each day to work with students with unlimited potential.

Tawana Hill, Instructor

Tawana HillTawana Hill has been an educator for 12 years, nine of those with Bulloch County Schools.  She was previously with Langston Chapel Middle School. Prior to Bulloch County Schools, she taught for three years at the Georgia Network for Educational Therapeutic Support's Cedarwood campus that serves Bulloch County students. Before becoming a teacher, she was a child and adolescent community counselor. She has both a bachelor's and a master's degree in sociology with an emphasis in social services.  She also holds a Master's of Arts in Teaching with an emphasis in special education from Georgia Southern University.  At the TLC, she provides support in all academic areas by providing special education services either in small groups or on an individual basis. 

Jan S. Haggins, Instructor 

Jana HagginsJan Haggins attended and graduated from Bulloch County Schools. She has been teaching 39 years, 37 of them in Bulloch County. She is a graduate of Georgia Southern University with a specialist's degree in secondary education with an emphasis in social studies. She teaches all core subjects and some electives.



Timotheous Mincey, Instructor

Timotheous Mincey