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Gwinnett Compensation Steering Committee

In order to assist in the task of creating a world-class compensation system for Gwinnett, the district has convened a steering committee composed of teachers, school leaders, and district leaders. The role of the steering committee is to provide input and feedback from the lens of their stakeholder group.

The steering committee, along with district leaders, will be tasked with providing recommendations regarding several key questions about the compensation system, including who will participate, the criteria on which compensation will be based, the size of the compensation award, and others.

In order to answer these questions, steering committee members will review research from other districts across the country, synthesize the feedback and opinions of Gwinnett staff, evaluate multiple analyses, and weigh these against Gwinnett’s unique context, history, and priorities. The process will be inclusive, rigorous, and adaptive.

The members of the Gwinnett Compensation Steering Committee are:

  • Alvin Wilbanks, CEO/Superintendent
  • Berney Kirkland, Chief of Staff
  • Dr. Clay Hunter, Assistant Superintendent- Elementary Schools
  • Dr. Dana Pugh, Principal, Grayson HS
  • Dr. Debbie Durrence, Executive Director, Accountability & Assessment
  • Dr. Eddie Maresh, Principal, Creekland MS
  • Dr. Frances Davis, Associate Superintendent,District Performance and Community Engagement
  • Frank Elmore, Chief Information Officer
  • Dr. Glenn Pethel, Assistant Superintendent, Leadership Development
  • Dr. Gwen Tatum, Assistant Superintendent- Middle Schools
  • Jim Barbee, Teacher, Peachtree Ridge HS
  • Joe Ahrens, Assistant Superintendent- Elementary Schools
  • Dr. Jonathan Patterson, Associate Superintendent, Curriculum and Instructional Support
  • Dr. Shanna Ricketts, Coordinator, Research & Evaluation
  • Dr. James Appleton, Executive Director of Research & Evaluation  
  • Dr. Kim McDermon, Director, Elementary Staffing/Evaluations
  • Rick Cost,  Executive Director of Treasury Services
  • Sharon Smith, Teacher, Brookwood ES
  • Dr. Sid Camp, Executive Director, Human Resources Staffing
  • Dr. Steve Flynt, Chief Strategy & Performance Officer
  • Dr. Toni Ferguson, Principal, Knight ES
  • Dr. Linda Anderson, Associate Superintendent, Human Resources and Talent Management  
  • Xandria McBride, Teacher, Jackson ES
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