Community Outreach

Meeting between UGA Griffin and Fairmont community about neighborhood revitalization

The University of Georgia is committed to building strong partnerships with the communities where our campuses are located. The Office of Continuing Education at UGA Griffin strives to create and participate in programs with local communities in surrounding towns and counties in order to reach that goal.

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Professional Learning in K-8 Mathematics

Date: April 25, 2017
Time: Times Vary
Location: UGA Griffin Campus, Student Learning Center

FREE Professional Learning in K-8 Mathmatics

Join our Tuesday April 25th session to experience K-8 Mathematics Education at UGA Griffin! You will earn 3 Professional Learning hours for each session.
Sessions are facilitated by UGA Mathematics Education faculty members Dr. Robyn Ovrick ( and Dr. Marsha McCrary (
All sessions will meet in the Student Learning Center, Room 210 on the University of Georgia Griffin Campus.
Lunch provided for Saturday sessions.

UGA Griffin
1109 Experiment Street
Griffin, GA 30223

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 7pm- 8:30pm: K-5 Mastering Word Problems; 6-8 Integer Operations


Dr. Marsha McCrary
Dr. Marsha McCrary

Dr. Marsha McCrary is a native of Southern California, where she first began her teaching career as a High School Mathematics teacher in 2002. Upon relocating to Atlanta in 2004, Dr. McCrary accepted a middle school mathematics teaching assignment at a school that was piloting a reform mathematics model. This proved to be a pivotal point in her teaching career; in that, the mathematics reform model that she taught for 2 years transformed the way that she viewed mathematics. Over the past 14 years, Dr. McCrary has assumed the roles of 6-12 Mathematics Teacher, K-8 Mathematics Coach, National Project GRAD Mathematics Consultant, and Lecturer within the K-8 Mathematics Education Graduate program at the University of Georgia.

Dr. Robyn Ovrick
Dr. Robyn Ovrick

Dr. Robyn Ovrick had a wide range of teaching experiences before joining the mathematics and science education department at UGA full-time in 2009. She taught middle school mathematics for five years; high school science for a year; elementary mathematics for three years; and technical college mathematics for a year. While finishing her doctorate at UGA, she worked at the Northeast Regional Education Service Agency (RESA) helping elementary and middle school teachers of mathematics. She is one of two faculty members teaching in the K-8 mathematics education M.Ed. and Ed.S. programs on the Griffin Campus.

Adult Education: Partnering with Griffin-Spalding Literacy Commission and SCTC

Date: Ongoing
Time: Call for information
Location: UGA Griffin

UGA Griffin Campus Office of Continuing Education, Griffin-Spalding Literacy Commission, and Southern Crescent Technical College partner to serve adults interested in passing the General Education Development (GED) examination. In an effort to fulfill a critical community need - greater literacy in Griffin and Spalding County and a more literate workforce - UGA is joined in a partnership that seeks to make this kind of difference in the community. Hence, Adult Education classes are held on our campus twice weekly. To register for these classes, you may contact Southern Crescent Technical College at the following web address: Or, contact Adult Education at Southern Crescent Technical College by telephone at (770) 229-3176.

Math and Parent Partnership Program

Date: January 26 - March 30, 2017
Time: Varies
Location: Stuckey Conference Center Auditorium

The Math and Parent Partnership (MAPP) Program offers math instruction to parents of elementary school children in the Griffin-Spalding County School. The MAPP program is a true program of encouragement, support, empowerment, outreach and partnerships. It encourages parents to get involved with their child’s learning and with their child’s school. It empowers both parents and teachers by introducing them to appropriate math content and new, fun teaching strategies that will engage their children at home and school. Parents and teachers, who participate in class together, have open communication with each other while exploring MAPP program content. It is a true partnership between parents, teachers, our local school district, and the University of Georgia. In addition to content and pedagogy, parents come away with a better understanding of mathematics content in the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test and the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards.

2017 Workshop Title: Fractions, Decimals, and Percents

When: January 26, 5:30-7:30 pm

February 2, 6:00-8:00 pm

February 11, 10:00am –noon

February 16, 5:30-7:30 pm

March 2, 6:00-8:00 pm

March 11, 10:00 am-noon

March 16, 5:30-7:30 pm

March 30, 6:00-8:00 pm

Location: UGA Griffin Campus, Stuckey Auditorium, 1109 Experiment Street, Griffin

Questions: 770-229-3477 or

This is a FREE program, but registration is requested. Childcare is provided for younger children.

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