Titans Talk recordings are now available below for the two sessions held on October 20, 2020. Thank you for all the great questions and participation!
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Titans Talk 10-20-20
40% Assessments: Tests, Quizzes, Formative/Summative Assessments; Major Projects
60% Classwork/Homework: Class Assignments, Daily Small Projects
Parents are asked to refrain from doing the student’s assignments. However, as stated in Item 13 of the Family Contract, parents are responsible for seeing that students complete and turn in assignments. Failure to complete classwork or homework assignments will result in mandatory Saturday School. All assignments must be completed. Late assignments are subject to partial credit at the discretion of the assigning teacher. Students with more than five (5) missing assignments may not be eligible to attend extracurricular activities.
Kevin Wall, Principal
Mr. Wall was born and raised in Roswell, New Mexico. He graduated from Robert H. Goddard High School in Roswell, NM in 1983 and graduated from Eastern New Mexico University in 1987. He earned his Masters Degree from Tusculum College in Greenville, TN in 1999 and his Education Specialist Degree from Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, TN in 2001. He also obtained Special Education Endorsements from the University of Virginia in 1989. He has been a Teacher and Coach in Virginia and Tennessee from 1987 – 2001.
Mr. Wall has been an Administrator in Savannah Chatham County School System for 19 years. He has been the Principal at Oglethorpe Charter School since 2006.
Jennifer Kolman, Assistant Principal - Discipline/Bus Safety
Dr. Kolman enters her 15th year as Oglethorpe Charter School’s Assistant Principal, responsible for discipline and safety, with an additional 20 years of sixth grade through twelfth-grade teaching and coaching experience. Dr. Kolman earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education and Health as an honors graduate from Missouri Valley College (1984). As an NAIA All-District softball player and basketball playoff student/athlete over a four-year period, her efforts afforded her the honor of becoming the first African American female student/athlete inducted into the Missouri Valley College Athletic Hall of Fame (2003). She earned her Master of Education degree from Cambridge College (2002) and later earned her Specialist/Doctorate Degrees in Administrative Leadership from Argosy University (2009).
Dr. Kolman’s motto continues to be, “Good is Not Good Enough when the Best is Expected.” Dr. Kolman will continue to promote and uphold our school’s mission statement which is focused on a continued partnership with parents and community to inspire students to pursue personal and academic achievement.
In her free time, she enjoys supporting the Titan and Lady Titans sports programs as well as traveling to see her eldest son, Joshua Mayo, a graduate of Windsor Forest High, (2007) and granddaughter, Alyssa Jannelle (7th Grade, Louisville, Kentucky, Honor Student/Athlete) in her family’s travel trailer which will ultimately become her full-time residence upon retirement.
Tavares Brown, Director of Instruction
Tavares Brown, Assistant Principal – Mr. Brown is the Assistant Principal primarily responsible for Curriculum and Instruction at Oglethorpe Charter School. Mr. Brown is currently in his third year serving in this position at Oglethorpe. Mr. Brown is a native Savannahian and matriculated in the Savannah-Chatham County School System where he earned his high school diploma from Herschel V. Jenkins High School in 1996. While at Jenkins High, Mr. Brown was a basketball standout earning Savannah Player of the Year accolades in 1996 and being voted as the team’s captain for two years as a varsity athlete. Mr. Brown’s athletic abilities earned him a basketball scholarship to South Carolina State University where he attended for a short while before transferring to Armstrong Atlantic State University. Mr. Brown played basketball for four years at Armstrong, made the All-Tournament team (2000), is in the top 10 for the number of games played and total rebounds. Mr. Brown also scored over 1,000 points during his four years of playing basketball at Armstrong. He also played on one of the winningest teams in Armstrong’s history where they went 15-1 in conference play. Mr. Brown later graduated from Armstrong with a Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades Education. Mr. Brown earned a Master of Education from Cambridge College and an Education Specialist Degree from Nova Southeastern in Curriculum, Instruction, and Administration.
Mr. Brown has 19 years of educational experiences at various schools within the Savannah-Chatham County School System. Mr. Brown has also served at the district level as a Teacher Specialist for Science and a Professional Learning Coach. During this tenure, Mr. Brown also served as an Assistant Principal at Southwest Middle School for five years prior to working at Oglethorpe. Mr. Brown has also worked with youth at Frank Callen Boys & Girls Club, where he was named Teen of the Year (1998) and worked several years in recreation where he coached sports for the City of Savannah. In his spare time, Mr. Brown enjoys mentoring, watching/coaching sports, and spending time with family and friends. Mr. Brown has one daughter, Kayla, that is a graduate of Woodville-Tompkins and is currently a freshman at Kennesaw State University.
Luis Branch, Assistant Principal PBIS/ELL
Dr. Branch is a graduate of CELA International University where he earned his Doctor of Education and Ethics degree. He has also earned his Education Specialist degree in School Administration with Liberty University, his Master of Education in Instructional Psychology & Curriculum at the University of Maryland, his Bachelor of Music with Excelsior College, and two Associates degrees in Arts and Social Science with Brookdale University and Central Texas College respectively. In addition to his positions as Assistant Principal, PBIS Administrator and ELL liaison, Dr Branch proudly serves as Director of Orchestras. Dr. Branch is a native of Panama City, Panama and a retired Army Band Director after 20 years of faithful service to our country. He and his wife, Doralis, are proud parents of three children (Sheyenne, Shamir, and Shardae) and six wonderful grandchildren (Trinitea, Saniyah, Jeremiah, Micah, Kayla, and Isaiah).
Titans Talk 8-28-20
Recently, our Administrators held live parent meetings to answer questions and disseminate information. Recordings of the videos and notes from the meetings can be viewed below. Please Note: Parents will not be able to login to itsLearning until the Parent Portal is active.
Dr Kolman Titans Talk Notes Mr Brown Titans Talk Notes Dr Branch Titans Talk Notes