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June 18 – People in the News

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. recently named Jeff Kreide vice president of business solutions. He will report to Pres Henne, senior vice president, programs, engineering and test, Gulfstream.

In this new role, Kreide will be responsible for developing and managing integrated business solutions to support all facets of Gulfstream, including Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Enterprise Resource Planning.

Kreide has been with Gulfstream for 30 years, serving in a variety of management positions. Prior to this promotion, he was the director of PLM, leading the team responsible for the design and development of Gulfstream’s industry-leading three-dimensional model-based type design environment. Before that, he was the director of Savannah Final Phase and Standards Engineering.

He also has held positions in various departments at Gulfstream, including project engineering manager, GV wing and tail project engineer, special mission project engineer, engineering computer system administrator and architect and stress engineer on the GIV program.

Kreide graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a degree in mechanical engineering.

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The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System is proud to announce that Mary Weathers of West Chatham Elementary has been awarded the Outstanding School Nurse Award by the Georgia Parent Teacher Association. Weathers competed with fellow nurses from elementary, middle, and high schools all over Georgia.

“We are privileged to have someone so caring and passionate when it comes to the care of our students. She is one of the voices for every child,” said Sandra Jones, the PTA treasurer of West Chatham Elementary.

Weathers makes a significant contribution to the school on a daily basis. She is knowledgeable in her field and is proactive in extending knowledge to the teachers, staff, and students. Her commitment to health, safety, and wellness extends throughout the school, as she ensures faculty and staff are trained on CPR and First Aid. She also works to keep all informed of current health and safety information that affect the students and the community. She is diligent in following district policies and procedures, and has taken a leadership role in West Chatham’s Emergency Response Team, as well as the Student Truancy Committee.

As part of the judging criteria, Weathers received evaluations from both her principal and her students. This award will be presented at the Georgia PTA Awards Banquet on July 13, 2012 in Athens, Georgia.

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Island Health Care, Inc., which provides home health services in coastal Georgia and South Carolina, is proud to announce that Douglas A. Perry, MD, will join its leadership team as the physician consultant in Georgia. Dr. Perry is an esteemed medical professional who is a full-time practicing board-certified internist in Richmond Hill. As the physician consultant for home health services, Dr. Perry’s responsibilities will include issuing programmatic guidance and providing consultation in collaboration with attending physicians to optimize patient care.

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Demery R. Bishop, Crime Stoppers of Savannah Executive Director, was awarded this month the Department of Justice‘s Citizen Volunteer Service Award.  The award, which recognizes citizen volunteers who assist the Department of Justice in serving the public interest, was presented to Bishop by Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole in Washington, D.C. on June 1.

Bishop, a retired FBI Special Agent, was nominated for the award by United States Attorney Edward J. Tarver.  For the past several years, Bishop has volunteered his time, energy and resources to help develop and market the Southern District of Georgia’s Project CeaseFire and other federal law enforcement initiatives.  Project CeaseFire is a program intended to reduce gun violence in the Southern District through law enforcement training, public education, and aggressive law enforcement efforts to investigate and prosecute gun-related crimes. 

United States Attorney Tarver stated, “Demery has selflessly volunteered his time and talents to assist the United States Attorney’s Office and the citizens of this District. In doing so, he has helped to reduce violent crime in our neighborhoods and has brought great honor and distinction to Savannah, Georgia.”

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Kerry Coursey, principal of Coastal Middle School in Savannah-Chatham County, was selected as Georgia’s 2012 National Distinguished Principal. This prestigious National Distinguished Principal award is given by the National Association of Elementary School Principals and the U.S. Department of Education.

“Coursey was nominated and selected by her fellow principals through a statewide search conducted by the State Department of Education and Georgia Association of Middle School Principals,” said Hal Beaver, executive director of GAMSP. The Georgia Association of Middle School Principals has served as Georgia’s professional educational association and now represents middle level principals throughout the state.

A graduate of Georgia Southern University (Ed. S), Coursey previously held the position of principal at West Chatham Middle School, where she served for seven years; she also served as an assistant principal at Coastal and Myers Middle Schools and currently serves as principal at Coastal Middle School.

“Mrs. Coursey exemplifies outstanding instructional leadership,” said SCCPSS Chief Academic Officer, Sharon Sand. “She is passionate about her work with her staff, students, parents and community at large. SCCPSS is proud to have a nationally recognized middle school principal.”

Criteria for selection of the principals set by NAESP and the U.S. Department of Education requires that the honorees be selected by their colleagues for achievements above and beyond those expected in a school program. In addition, each must have been a principal for five years; maintain high expectations of students and staff; show evidence of outstanding contributions to school and profession; and be an established, respected member of the community.

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