Metro RESA

Building Leaders of Teaching and Learning

School Districts Served


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Learn how Metro RESA can help you.

Classes per year

PSC-approved Endorsements

Serving Educators since 1966


The mission of Georgia’s Statewide Network of Regional Educational Service Agencies (RESAs) is to support the work, improvement, and effectiveness of local systems and schools


Professional Learning

Research-based professional learning that improves the work of educators

School Improvement Support

Data-driven school improvement support that improves student achievement


Shared Services

Locally-determined shared regional services that increase the effectiveness of school systems

Research and Planning

All programs and services are developed with an ongoing focus on data in order to provide the highest level of support for all candidates.

Assessment and Evaluation

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Effective Collaboration

Effective collaboration with other agencies that maximizes the impact of statewide initiatives


This classroom-based teacher preparation option is designed for individuals who have the basic qualifications to teach but have not completed a teacher preparation program as part of their college degree.

The pedagogy-focused program provides the skills, knowledge and dispositions required to obtain a Professional Teaching Certificate. Candidates complete requirements of the program while employed as full-time classroom teachers.


The Metro RESA iLEAD program is a PSC approved Alternative Educational Leadership Certification and Preparation program for school and system leaders. Systems recommend potential candidates who are working in a leadership position for at least half a day every day. The term leadership position refers to those positions requiring leadership certification as determined by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. The iLEAD program is a one year job-embedded program providing authentic work in a real time setting. Metro RESA is an approved provider for both Tier I and Tier II certification.  


Endorsements prepare pre- or in-service educators to teach in particular subject areas in Georgia public Schools Systems. Metro RESA offers many PSC-approved Endorsements.

Metro School Districts

Metro RESA proudly services the following Metro Atlanta School Districts

Atlanta Public Schools logo
Buford City Schools
Clayton County Public Schools
Cobb County
City Schools of Decatur logo
Dekalb County School District logo
Douglas County School System
Forsyth County Schools
Fulton County Schools
Gwinnett County Public Schools
Marietta City Schools
Rockdale County Public Schools

Best of the Best

Teacher Spotlight: JaLynda Drumgoole

Teacher Spotlight: JaLynda Drumgoole

On Friday, March 13th, the last day in the classroom before distance learning set in, one of Metro RESA’s first year GaTAPP candidates received a special surprise. JaLynda Drumgoole was teaching a math lesson when her Principal walked in the room along with a...

Teacher Spotlight: Kelly Feddersen and Will Dezern

Teacher Spotlight: Kelly Feddersen and Will Dezern

MetroRESA is thrilled to share the accomplishments of 2 super star candidates. Kelly Feddersen and Will Dezern currently work at Wheeler High School and were recently awarded the MLK Humanitarian Award for the Wheeler Fresh Collaborative, a project they founded 2...

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