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The Office of School Engagement serves as a bridge between the worlds of theory and practice in public education to improve the educational experiences of students and the professional lives of educators.

What We Do

  • We partner with the Clarke County School District through the Professional Development School District
  • We support Experience UGA, a field trip initiative to bring all Clarke County students (P-12) to UGA's campus each year
  • We engage with the UGA Archway Partnership in education initiatives
  • We facilitate Camp DIVE (Discover, Inquire, Voice, Explore) together with the Clarke County School District and the Athens-Clarke County Community. This engaging and enriching summer program serves to diminish 'summer slide' for K-8 children.

Contact Details

  • Address:
    G-7 Suite Aderhold Hall
    110 Carlton Street
    Athens, Georgia 30602
  • Interim Director: Erica Gilbertson

Support our programs
Professional Development School District

Professional Development School District

We have a Professional Development School District partnership with Clarke County School District that includes 20 on-site courses, eight professors-in-residence, and more than 500 UGA students in the schools.

Experience UGA

Experience UGA

We support Experience UGA, a field trip initiative to bring all Clarke County students (P-12) to UGA's campus each year. Kindergarten students take a walking tour of campus led by Early Childhood Education majors and discuss shapes they see in buildings and surroundings.



Camp DIVE (Discover, Inquire, Voice, and Explore) is a partnership between the Clarke County School District (CCSD), the UGA College of Education, and the Athens-Clarke County community. The purpose of Camp DIVE is to provide an engaging and enriching summer experience for CCSD students in grades K-8 in order to prevent or diminish the well-known 'summer slide' phenomenon.

Learn more about the PDSD partnership between the UGA College of Education and Clarke County School District


This bi-annual newsletter explores the unique partnerships between the College and surrounding school districts.

Current Issue (Fall 2018)

Fall 2018 (PDF)

Faculty and Staff

Erica L. Gilbertson

  • Interim Director


District welcomes 8 professors-in-residence

November 16, 2018
The Professional Development School District executive committee initiated a new process for selecting professors-in-residence from UGA to serve in the Clarke County School District for the 2018-19 school year.