Baldwin County PDS Partnership

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BCSD Recognized with Georgia College's Bobcat Partner Award

What It Means to Be a Professional Development School

Information About our PDS Efforts

Procedure to Initiate Partnerships

Procedure to Initiate Partnerships 

Compose a memorandum that includes a full description of the following:
1. A description of the partnership activity  

  • Purpose of partnership activity
  • List the school site, if one has been identified
  • Involvement of teachers and students
  • Benefits of this activity or project
  • Requirements of the school site (i.e., classroom space for number of students, field based assignments, faculty co-teaching, etc.)

2. For courses taught on site, include:  

  • A course schedule of meeting days and times
  • List the school site if one has been identified
  • Activities and assignments of the course
  • Requirements of the school site (i.e., classroom space for number of students, field based assignments, faculty co-teaching, etc.)

Send this memorandum to:

John H. Lounsbury College of Education
220A Kilpatrick Education Center
Campus Box 79
Milledgeville, GA 31061
Phone: (478) 445-4056
Fax: (478) 445-6582

Upon receipt of your memorandum, the proposed partnership will reviewed by Dr. Noris Price, Superintendent of Baldwin County Schools.  Further information from the school will be considered, and you will be contacted as soon as this preliminary review is completed.


Baldwin County PDS Partnership

Claire Garrett Headshot

Mrs. Claire Garrett

Partnerships and Field Placements
220D Kilpatrick Education Center
Noris Price

Dr. Noris Price

Baldwin County Schools Superintendent
Professional Development School Partnership
Dr. Joe Peters

Dr. Joe Peters

220C Kilpatrick Education Center

PhD., Science Education & Research Methodology, University of Pittsburgh


Cultural Diversity, Higher Education Leadership


Dr. Joe Peters is the Dean of Education at Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville, GA. He has oversight for two departments including Teacher Education (Early Childhood, Middle Grades, Secondary, Special, and Pre-Education programs) and Professional Learning and Innovation (Literacy/ Reading/Language, Instructional Technology/Library Media, Foundations, Educational Leadership programs) as well as the Call Me MISTER program at Georgia College and Early College (Grades 7-12) in partnership with Baldwin and Putnam County Georgia Public Schools. Dr. Peters graduated with a Ph.D in science education with a research methodology minor in 1990 and joined the University of West Florida faculty as a professor of science education. At UWF, he was the Chair of Teacher Education, Associate Dean for Educator Preparation, and Coordinator of the University’s Doctoral Program. During the 2007/2008 academic year, he was mentored by The University of Florida President Bernie Machen as an American Council on Education Fellow. Prior to Georgia College, he spent time at Northern Marianas College in Saipan and as Dean of Education at Chaminade University (2011-2015). He joined Georgia College as Dean on January 1, 2015. Prior to his higher education experience, Dr. Peters spent three years on active duty in the Army from 1975-1978 where he completed his GED. He subsequently attended Mercyhurst College where he graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in elementary education in 1982. He taught grades K8 physical education and grades 5-8 science before returning to graduate in 1984 with his dual master’s degree in both natural sciences and environmental education at Gannon University. He then taught high school science in the Erie, Pennsylvania Public School District until 1987 when he began teaching assistant and research associate positions at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Peters was direct commissioned in the Army Reserve as a First Lieutenant in 1988 and promoted to Captain in 1992. His military service includes assignments as an Environmental Science Officer, MASH Company Commander, and Civil Affairs Public Education Officer. Dr. Peters’ past community service includes participation as executive director representative to the Council of Scientific Society Presidents, North American representative to the International Council of Associations for Science Education, Executive Director of the Association for Science Teacher Education, Public Relations representative and President of the East-West Toastmasters in Hawaii, member of the Macon, GA Toastmasters, participation with the Pensacola Chamber of Commerce Leadership Pensacola program, assistant scoutmaster, numerous Teacher of the Year Committees, serving on the Massage Therapy Advisory Council for Pensacola State College, Secretary and President of the Milledgeville, GA Rotary, President of the Georgia Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, and many other education boards and committees. He currently serves as a board member of the American Council on Education Fellows, Oconee Regional Educational Service Agency, Sandra Dunagan Deal Center for Early Language and Literacy, and Lockerly Arboretum as well as volunteering with the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office.