Human Resources


Jeff Kelly, Ed.D.
Director of Human Resources

Welcome to the Thomaston-Upson School System's Human Resources Department. Thank you for your interest in our innovative and caring school district. Nelson Mandela said "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." We feel our teachers and support staff play a huge role in the educational process of our students. In the Thomaston-Upson School District, we strive for excellence in all we do.

Everything we do within the Human Resources Department supports our district mission, "Excellence in education...every individual, every day." Our district is continually searching for highly motivated and talented employees. We take pride in the fact that the Thomaston-Upson School System is the largest employer in Upson County and strive to offer all employees the highest level of service. Thank you again for your interest, and please let us know if you have any questions.


Jenny Williams
Human Resources Specialist

Employment Verification Requests

Thank you for contacting Thomaston-Upson County Schools with your employment and/or income verification request. We use Verifent to respond to all verification requests. Therefore, you, the verifier, will need to visit, register (a one-time event), and submit your verification request. Once the request is received through the Verifent website, we will securely respond to your request as soon as possible. Please see the instructions/FAQ’s below to obtain the information you need.

What is Verifent?

Verifent is an employment and income verification service that proves employee’s (consumer’s) employment and/or income to credentialed verifiers. It allows credentialed verifiers with a valid Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) Permissible Purpose quick access to important information that assists in their decisioning process. Additionally, it enables employers to quickly, securely, and confidently manage the employment and income information process.

FAQ about Verifent

How do I access Verifent?
Please visit

How do I register as a verifier?
Please visit, click on the verifier section, and the register button.

Am I a verifier?
All verifiers must apply ( and be credentialed (approved) before gaining access to Verifent. This is a one-time requirement. Additionally, every verifier must have an approved Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) permissible purpose.

What information do I need to obtain a verification?
Our organization Code is: A2A303. In addition to our organization code, you will need the consumer’s date-of-birth, last four digits of their Social Security Number, and proof of consumer consent for any verification including income information.

What is the difference between a commercial and government verifier?
A commercial verifier is anyone that is not a government agency; i.e., mortgage company, auto finance, apartment complex, pre-employment screening, credit card, etc… A government verifier is a government agency looking to assist a consumer. i.e., SNAP, TANF, WIC, child support, Medicaid, subsidized housing, etc...

For ANY and ALL verification questions, please contact Verifent:


Employee Benefit Resource Center

View My Benefits

2023 Benefit Guide Thomaston County Schools

Arista Employee Call Center: 866-370-3119

Arista Employee Help Email:



Thomaston-Upson Employee Handbook

Title VI Coordinator

Dr. Cristina Cunningham

Phone: 706-647-9621



Title VII Coordinator

Dr. Jeff Kelly

Phone: 706-647-9621



Title IX Coordinator

Dr. Jeff Kelly

Phone: 706-647-9621



 Title IX Training.pdf 

Section 504/ADA Coordinator

Dr. Amy Miller

Phone: 706-647-9621