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Thomaston-Upson Central Office

In 1990, the community voted to consolidate the Thomaston City and Upson County School Systems creating one system that would serve all students within Thomaston and Upson County. The Thomaston-Upson School System opened its doors at the beginning of the 1992-1993 school year. With a little more than 4,100 students in grades PK-12, the Thomaston-Upson School System is small enough to maintain a friendly and safe environment while offering students an array of resources and opportunities often found in only the larger school systems. The Thomaston-Upson School System enjoys a strong connection with the community and views this as crucial to the long-term success of our schools. We encourage students to form bonds with local individuals and groups through community service and community involvement. Our employees are active in local civic organizations and volunteer their time for community events. The unity of school and community enriches our students’ and employees’ lives, improves our schools’ environments, and ultimately creates a community where young people can thrive. Together, our schools and community are working to fulfill the mission of Thomaston-Upson Schools, which is Excellence in education. . .every individual, every day.



As Executive Director of Student Services, my responsibilities include enrollment; student records & information; attendance; data collection, analysis, & distribution; student physical & mental health services and more. I've been here for 17 years, 4 in this position.

- Jessica Watson, Ed.D.


As Director of Operations, I plan, organize, and direct daily M&O (maintenance and operations) activities, coordinate M&O staffing, and manage district capital projects, from the bid process to completion. I have been at T-U Schools in this position for 5 years.

- Marc Ellington


As School Nutrition Coordinator, I work with the director, cafeteria managers, and teachers advancing school nutrition's mission. I am District 6 School Nutrition Association President & Public Policy/Legislative Chair. I've been here 21 years, 4 in this position.

- Rachel Ash