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Gwinnett County Public Schools

Professional Qualifications of Teachers

July 10, 2023

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):

We would like for you to know that all school systems are required by federal law, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), to let you know about your child’s teachers’ qualifications. It is your right to request the following information about your child’s teachers’ training and credentials:

  • Whether the teacher met the state requirements from the Georgia Professional Standards Commission for certification for the grade level and subject area which they teach;
  • Whether the teacher is teaching under an emergency or other temporary status through which Georgia qualifications or certification criteria have been waived;
  • Whether the teacher is teaching in the field of discipline of the certification of the teacher; and 
  • Whether your child is provided services by paraprofessionals, and if so, their qualifications.

Please know that our staff is committed to helping your child reach his or her highest academic potential throughout their school career. That commitment includes making sure that all of our teachers and paraprofessionals are highly skilled and are providing quality instruction to your child.

If you wish to request information concerning your child’s teachers’ qualifications, please contact the principal of your child’s school, by phone or by email.

Thank you for your interest and involvement in your child’s education.


Gwinnett County Public Schools