"Excellence in Educational Support"

About Professional Learning

Professional Learning Staff

Dr. David W. Thacker

Director of Professional Learning


The Professional Learning Department plans, coordinates, and delivers all courses, workshops, endorsements, and training events of North Georgia Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA). The Professional Learning Department offers regularly scheduled courses as well as on-request training events and custom-designed training to meet individual school and system needs. North Georgia RESA is committed to building the capacity of educators in the region through courses, workshops, consortium, and other activities. Endorsements are offered in ESOL, Gifted, and K-5 Math. Other custom-designed professional learning opportunities are conducted based on system and school requests meeting the unique goals and needs of the individual school system and/or schools. Should you have a specific professional learning or service need, please contact David Thacker at david.thacker@ngresa.org or by calling 706-276-1111. 

Consolidated Dates

Click HERE for the consolidated RESA System Calendar. This Calendar includes important dates for NGRESA and member systems. It includes holidays, breaks, planning days, and other dates.

System dates were accurate at the time of creation but are subject to change. Please consult each system's official calendar for the most up to date information.


Parapro Test

The test is available again for a limited time.



Test Prep

Sub Training Registration


Hours of Operation

 Monday - Friday
 8AM - 4:30PM
 We are closed for all major holidays.
 In the event of inclement weather we
 will follow Gilmer County Schools.

Events Calendar

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 ID #438402
 Approval Date 8/9/2011

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