First District RESA

201 West Lee Street
P.O. Box 780
Brooklet, GA 30415
Phone: (912) 842-5000
Fax: (912) 842-5161

Dr. Whit Myers
Executive Director


Our Mission

It is the mission of First District Regional Educational Service Agency to deliver exemplary educational services for continuous school improvement. In this mission, the FDRESA team is committed to collaboration at all levels, incorporating research-based strategies and decision making, developing comprehensive and functional shared services, building the capacity of others, and advancing the ideal of equity and opportunity for all children.

FDRESA teachersGeneral James Livingston, recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor, spoke with FDRESA teachers at the Mighty Eighth on October 28th.

Counselor Keys Effectiveness System (CKES) PDF Print E-mail

The Georgia School Counselor Association has developed a newly revised and updated Counselor Keys Effectiveness System (CKES), which is Georgia's only piloted and analyzed school counselor performance evaluation instrument.  If your district is not currently utilizing a school counselor performance evaluation that is based on comprehensive school counseling program model, we strongly encourage you to utilize this instrument as it provides a framework for your school counselors to best impact student performance and school climate.

You can find an electronic version of this instrument at  The instrument along with all supporting documents and templates for the instrument are available at this site for your use in evaluating your school counselors.  

This instrument was developed by the Georgia School Counselor Association in partnership with the Georgia Department of Education in 2013 and was piloted around the state in April 2014-2015.  

School counselors can be a critical component in enhancing and improving student performance and school climate, and we encourage you to utilize CKES as your district's school counselor performance evaluation.

If you have any questions regarding the instrument or its implementation, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  

Safety Training for Front Office Staff Workshop PDF Print E-mail

August 31, 2016 ~ 9:00am to 3:30pm

Front office secretarial support staffs are an integral part of school operations. They perform a multitude of tasks, often multi-tasking throughout the day.  They are involved in key components of the safety, security, and emergency preparedness of their schools and central office buildings. This workshop is designed to provide updated training for receptionists, clerical staff, and assistants who work directly with the public.  This workshop is being coordinated in collaboration with First District RESA and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency.  Workshops will focus on participants developing skills in the following areas:  their role in school climate, bomb threat management, technology safety, visual threat assessment, verbal de-escalation, etc. 

The workshop will be held, August 31, 2016 at the First District RESA office in BrookletRegistration will be limited, so early registration is encouraged.  There will be no registration fee for school systems belonging to the First District RESA Consortium.  Nonconsortium members must pay a $45 registration fee.  For additional information please contact:  Irene Denmark at 912-842-5000 or email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The registration DEADLINE is August 19, 2016.      

Please register at:

College Board Workshops PDF Print E-mail

Title:  Improving Student Outcomes on College Entrance Exams Using Khan Academy

Time: 9:00am to 11:00am  

Intended Audience:  This session is for counselors only

Description:   The session will include information on a free tool that has the potential to boost student SAT, Milestone, EOC and AP scores. Learn about the free resources and additional features now available to all students through Khan Academy, the official SAT Practice Program. These elements have been designed with a student-centric philosophy and extensively tested to ensure the practice program provides an engaging and exciting experience. Participants will leave with best practices and ideas for implementing this resource in their schools/districts.

Title:  Taking Achievement to the Next Level:  What's New in AP/SAT (Suite of Assessments)?

Time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Intended Audience: administrators, department chairs, teachers and curriculum specialists

Description: The College Board strongly encourages educators to make equitable access a guiding principle for their Pre-AP and AP Programs by giving all willing and academically prepared students the opportunity to participate. Learn about new resources that can be used to enhance a rigorous curriculum for all --such as AP Capstone, Khan Academy and AP Insight. You will be provided research and online tools to help students and families aspire, explore, choose, and enroll and succeed in AP and improve SAT performance. You will also identify and develop strategies appropriate for the culture of your school or district.  Please bring a laptop or electronic device, your school code, PSAT access code and any questions you may have.

Location for both sessions: First District RESA, 201 West Lee Street, Brooklet, GA

Minimum class size for both sessions: 15 participants

If you have any questions, please contact Sandi Thompson at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Disciplinary Tribunal Training PDF Print E-mail

SB 367 which passed the General Assembly this year requires that all hearing officers and tribunal members as well as administrators presenting cases before them be trained per GADOE regulation. Materials will be sent electronically to each person who registers.  Participants should bring their portable electronic devices with the materials loaded to the training.   

Date:  August 23, 2016

Location:  First District RESA, 201 West Lee Street, Brooklet, GA

Two sessions offered:  Morning Session: 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM  MORNING SESSION IS FULL; Afternoon Session: 1:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Maximum number for each session:  70 participants

If you have any questions, please contact Sandi Thompson, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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