Five Forks Middle School is situated near the center of the large school district.
John Culligan is a teacher at Five Forks Middle School in Gwinnett County, Georgia, and a doctoral student at The University of Georgia.
In this article we highlight the effort of the staff at Five Forks Middle School in Gwinnett County, Georgia, to institute and institutionalize collaborative action research as a practice fundamental to teaching and to leading a school.
All these studies have been done at Five Forks Middle School.
The site for our research projects, Five Forks Middle School, is one of 16 middle schools in Gwinnett County, which lies within the greater Atlanta area and is one of the fastest-growing counties in the U.S.
For years, Five Forks Middle School completed such reports and, through the quality of our improvement plans, achieved state and national recognition as a "school of excellence." Somewhere in that process of reporting, administrators informally observed teaching and occasionally used surveys to obtain staff input.
On the basis of our findings, Five Forks Middle School incorporated similar types of programs in the following year.