Kimberly Custance is a career educator who has served the children of our community since 2001. She is a results-driven and innovative leader with Pre-K through 12th grade experience. Kimberly served the Cobb County School District as a high school Social Studies teacher, Instructional Lead Teacher, high school and elementary school Assistant Principal, and Human Resources Supervisor for Elementary Schools. She is a dedicated servant leader, holding a belief that the schools are the foundation of any community, and as such, should be our greatest investment.
Kimberly earned her Bachelor of Science in Education and Master of Education degrees at the University of Georgia. She completed her Educational Leadership endorsement program at the University of West Georgia and earned a Specialists in Educational Leadership from Berry College.
Kimberly and her family have resided in Marietta City for the last 18 years. She has a kindergartner in Marietta City Schools and three-year-old twins who are future Blue Devils.
The Marietta City Schools Communication Team earned 10 awards from the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA). For more than 50 years, NSPRA has recognized exceptional work in school communications, and is currently the national governing body for school district communicators.
NSPRA’s Publication and Digital Media awards recognize exceptional work in educational communications: print, digital, video/TV/radio programs, audio, e-newsletters, websites, social media, infographics, and blogs. The submissions are judged on overall excellence, including quality as compared to other entries in each category. Top awards are Award of Excellence, Awards of Merit, and Honorable Mention.
Marietta City Schools Communication Team earned the following awards.
- Award of Merit – E-Newsletter (internal audience) – Board Notes
- Awards of Honorable Mention:
- School District Blog – for Blue Devil Blog
- Branding/Image Package – for Park Street Elementary
- Branding/Image Package – for Mayor’s Award
- Marketing Materials (electronic) – for Welcome to Marietta City Schools
- Excellence in Writing – for MHS Exceptional Students Manage Successful Coffee Cart for More Than a Decade
- Social Media – Keeping the Community “In the Know” Using Instagram Stories
- Special Purpose Publication – Technology Plan 2018 -2020
- Video (produced in-house) – for Marietta Honors Veterans in Its Classrooms
- Video (produced in-house) – for Musical Theatre at Marietta High School
“An award from the National School Public Relations Association is the highest honor that can be received by communications offices that work on behalf of school districts,” said Tammy Garnes, the district’s outgoing Executive Director of Communications. “During the 2018-2019 school year, our office made an effort to broaden the district’s social media reach with Instagram posts and stories, increase storytelling through video production, and communicate to stakeholders using a new blog and newsletter. Being recognized with ten awards was unexpected, but a testament to the hard work of our communication and public relations team.”
To see all of the award winners and to find out more about the NSPRA, visit their website at www.nspra.org.
Susan Coviello, Natalie Roush, Tammy Garnes
Marietta City Schools appreciates the contributions of community businesses and organizations that help make our schools a better place to learn and work.
StoneBridge Church serves as a wonderful partner, providing ongoing volunteerism and financial support for Park Street Elementary School.
As a partner with Park Street, StoneBridge encourages and supports the hard-working Park Street staff, students, and families.
StoneBridge Church staff and members raised and donated $50,000 to provide K-5 classroom libraries. Their employees and members help staff the Park Street PTA, implement the Soccer in the Streets program, coach basketball, and volunteer in classrooms.
Additionally, StoneBridge provides mentoring programs where volunteers spend time in classrooms doing various activities and interacting with students; gardeners to tend to the school’s sensory garden; reading opportunities; and prepares and gives teachers gifts and tokens of encouragement throughout the year.
We are so grateful for the continued support of StoneBridge Church, one of our valued partners in service to our students, families, and staff. View Video
Marietta City Schools (MCS) announced plans to relocate its Central Office to the site of the old Lemon Street High School, creating a new educational campus for the District (coming in 2021).
- Central Office designed to replicate the c. 1930 Lemon Street High School building, which had been demolished in 1967.
- Plans for Central Office include a new museum, developed in conjunction with Kennesaw State University’s Department of Museums, Archives,and Rare Books, to tell the story of MCS from 1892 to the present, including the segregation era, with a special exhibition on the surrounding community.
- Marietta Performance Learning Center relocates into the c. 1950 Lemon Street Grammar School across the street.
- The new Performance Learning Center will preserve the building’s exterior and key architectural features while rehabilitating the interior, making it conducive for today’s learning.
“We have always known, due to its unique history, that the Lemon Street Grammar School was worth saving. The question was whether we could afford to save the building while being good stewards of taxpayer dollars. We are pleased to say that,
after careful study, we will be able to do both.”
-Grant Rivera, Superintendent