Dr. Jason L. Branch began his first day with Oconee County Schools on June 1, 2012 having previously served in Forsyth County.
Dr. Branch brings a variety of experiences to the superintendent's position. He has worked in four Georgia school systems as a teacher, coach, and administrator. In addition, he sits on the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) National Mobile Learning Board, is a member of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Data Utilization Project, and is conducting research and review work with the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education. Branch has presented at the state, local, and national levels in the areas of leadership development, technology, and curriculum. He holds a bachelor's degree and a master's degree, both in English education, from the University of Georgia, as well as specialist and doctoral degrees in educational leadership from the University of Southern Mississippi.
I am honored to have the opportunity to live, work, and raise my family in a community like Oconee County, stated Dr. Branch. Oconee County has a well-deserved reputation as one of the top school systems in Georgia, and I look forward to getting to know our students, teachers, and community members in the days ahead.
Dr. Branch and his wife, Catherine, are the proud parents of two children, Abby (4) and Jake (2).
Zoe Gattie, Administrative Assistant to Superintendent
Vision: Oconee County Schools will be a nationally-recognized leader in academic achievement by ensuring all students receive rigorous, balanced education that will enable them to compete in and contribute to a global society.
Motto: Committed to Student Success