History

The Gilmer Christian Learning Center (CLC) was founded in 1985 through the hard work and dedicated prayers of many local Ellijay men and women. The CLC has been guided by a Board of Director’s since it’s inception. The day-to-day staff has included many excellent Director’s, teachers and administrative assistants. Past directors include Roger Blankenship, Sid Webb, Travis Crouch, and  Caleb Land. Jennifer Colson is the current Director of the CLC.  Buddy Smith is our main high school teacher and Debbie Frady  is the Ministry Associate/Office Manager. Over 5,000 students have been impacted through classes at the CLC during it’s 30 year history. This year through the support of Gilmer Middle School, Gilmer County School Board, and our Board of Directors we have been able to start a 6th grade CLC class.  Our inaugural 6th grade CLC classes will have almost 100 students by the end of the 2015-2016 school year.  Kerri Ann Sanford is our 6th grade teacher and our curriculum is specific for their age and issues they are facing at this time in the students life. The CLC currently has about 300 Public School students enrolled for the 2015-2016 school year.

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Former Directors Roger Blankenship and Sid Webb:

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Staff Shot

Fomer staff member: Maritza Ray- ESOL teacher, Shirley Crouch-Ministry Assistant, Jennifer Colson-teacher, Travis Crouch- Director

 

Staff Members (l-r) Telaka Holbrook, Caleb Land and Jennifer Colson

Staff Members (l-r) Telaka Holbrook, Caleb Land, former
Director and Jennifer Colson

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High school teacher, Buddy Smith and his wife Catie

Kerri Ann Sanford

6th grade teacher, Kerri Ann Sanford and her husband Reece