Dr. Dale Willerson named director of student services for Rome City Schools. Shaw Plant 15 honored as top donor among manufacturers in Blood Assurance’s five-state region.

Dr. Dale Willerson named director of student services for Rome City Schools. Shaw Plant 15 honored as top donor among manufacturers in Blood Assurance’s five-state region.

Media release: The Rome City School Board has approved the position of Director of Student Services. Dr. Dale Willerson will join the RCS Central Office administrators in the fall of 2019.

Willerson will work directly with the Director of School Improvement, Director of Special Education and the Professional Learning Specialist for the system to address school needs and assist with planning growth. Her focus will include Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and working with school improvement teams in each school, and collecting data to support system stakeholders and administrative faculty in improving school climate.

Willerson holds a bachelor’s degree in Middle Grades Education and a M.Ed. in Counseling from West Georgia College. She also obtained her Ed.S. from University of West Georgia in Counseling and Guidance, as well as an certification in Administration from Jacksonville State University and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University.

She began her career in education at Armuchee High School as a language arts, social studies and science teacher. She later went on to serve as a counselor for Rossville Middle School (1993), Summerville Elementary (1996), and for Menlo Elementary/Summerville Elementary (2001). While working in Chattooga County, Willerson served as a Qualified Zone Application Bonds Consultant where she created and wrote zone applications from 2001 until 2012.

In 2002, she became the assistant principal for the Floyd County Education Center in 2002 and she worked in that capacity until 2013. Her responsibilities and experience as a curriculum administrator and grant writer for this school that serviced at-risk youth will be helpful when addressing school improvement opportunities for RCS.

Currently serving as the assistant principal for Pepperell High School, Willerson hopes to use her experience as a student and family advocate to improve school climate for all of Rome City Schools.


It was a day to celebrate at Shaw Plant 15 on Tuesday. Blood Assurance recognized the plant as the #1 Manufacturing Facility in collections for 2018 for the entire Blood Assurance region, with 452 units collected. Blood Assurance and Shaw Plant 15 went on to also recognize the over 130 Shaw Plant 15 donors who had reached milestones of 1 gallon – 8 gallons. Shaw Plant 15 top milestone donors are Debra Cargal with 8 gallons and Mark Honeycutt with 7 gallons, see pictures attached.

“The partnership between Shaw Industries Inc. and Blood Assurance is having a huge local impact. This group of Shaw associates is doing incredible life-saving work in the Cartersville and Bartow County, and it was with great pride we celebrated today the achievements of Shaw Plant 15,” said Mandy Perry, Blood Assurance community liaison.

Deanna Mathis, Shaw Industries director of community outreach and corporate giving, said, “We recognize the importance of creating a better future in the communities where we operate, and want to congratulate Plant 15 for being the number one manufacturing facility for collections in all of the entire 5-state territory of Blood Assurance for 2018. We’re grateful to work with an organization like Blood Assurance that provides a safe and adequate supply of blood to patients in need.”

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