HARRIS COUNTY, GA (WTVM) - Georgia's new state superintendent visited schools in Harris County Friday.
Richard Woods helped celebrate New Mountain Hill Elementary School's official declaration as a STEAM certified school. Harris County School Board members, community volunteers, stakeholders, and all faculty and staff also joined the celebration.
"There's a strong academic efface with the arts and the classroom instruction. The schools allow students to not just learn about STEAM but to encourage them to be engineers, scientists, artists, and mathematicians," says Woods.
Woods also visited Harris County High School after this special event to take the now famous Gallery Walk to view the character education murals that have been painted on the walls. The walk was implemented by Sondra Palmer, Georgia's Art Educator of the Year, and her art students.
Some of the murals painted were of Marilyn Monroe, John Wayne, Martin Luther King Jr., and Barack Obama.