Dressed in matching t-shirts and with smiling faces, school administrators, teachers, and support staff work collectively to pull a Union Springs Fire Department fire truck during Bullock County Schools’ annual Teacher Institute on Friday, Aug 2, 2019.

The theme echoed through the institute program was “collective efficacy.” “Collective efficacy means that each person believes that he/she can make a difference in the lives of our students, and he/she works with other educators and support staff who believe the same.

In turn, together or collectively, we achieve more in terms of educating our students,” says School Superintendent, Dr. Christopher Blair.

Superintendent Blair and school principals Derrick Harris (USES), Roderick James (SHMS), and Kelvin James (BCHS) each shared messages of collective efficacy with the audience and engaged the audience in activities that Blair believes helped everyone understand that when everyone works together to educate students, the students will learn more and are more likely to succeed.

Governmental and community stakeholders attended the event, thanked the teachers and support staff members for the work they do to educate the students of Bullock County, and encouraged the teachers and staff members to have a great school.

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