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Staff Representative Group (SRG)

We invite you to get to know us a little better—our structure, our purpose, and what we may be able to do for you as your staff representatives. Whether you would like to share a story for COEfyi, find a representative to take an issue to a meeting, or suggest a special event to help build community amongst College staff—we’d like to hear from you.

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Would you like to attend our next meeting?

  • Date: Every third Monday
  • Time: 11:00 a.m.
  • Location: Aderhold Hall Room G23

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Upcoming SRG meetings:

  • Monday, March 18
  • Monday, April 15
  • Monday, June 17

If you have any questions, please email

Lunch & Learn Presentations

SRG Lunch & Learn presentations provide a chance for College of Education staff members to gain personal and professional development experiences. Professionals from UGA and the greater Athens community host presentations throughout the year to share their knowledge and expertise to benefit the careers and lives of College employees. The sessions are informal and open to all faculty and staff. They provide a chance for people to casually interact with each other over lunch and discuss issues that are important to them.

Submit a Lunch & Learn Suggestion

November 2023 Lunch and Learn Photos

Social Events

Chili Cook-Off

This spicy and sweet challenge occurs each Fall as staff and faculty vie for the honor of the best chili and/or best dessert.

  • We are proud to announce the winners of the 2023 Chili Cook-Off and Bake-Off:
    • Chili Winner: Dr. Lloyd Rieber, WEIT
    • Dessert Winner: Justin Barnett, MSSE
  • As a part of the 2023 event, departments were also challenged to decorate a cactus cutout in line with the “Cowboy Cookoff” theme. The 2023 Department Challenge Winner was CSSE

Ice Cream Social

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. Held each Spring, our ice cream social brings together College of Education staff for an afternoon of sweet treats and games.

Halloween Door Décor

All MFECOE staff and faculty are invited to decorate their office door throughout the month of October in a fun Halloween or Fall theme

  • We are pleased to announce that the 2023 Halloween Door Décor winner was Laurie Jean Zielinski, with help from the Undergrad Advising Staff

Event Photos


Staff Retreat

The annual staff retreat brings College of Education staff together for a meal, friendship, learning, and celebration as we honor the College’s Years of Service recipients.


UGA Food Pantry for Students

Food insecurity is a very real problem on our campus, affecting as many as 7,000 students. The Staff Representative Group is conducting an ongoing collection of canned food for the UGA Food Pantry. Donations for students can be brought to the Office of Student Engagement in Aderhold Hall Room 612.

More information about student hunger and opportunities available to help our students can be found on the Let ALL the Big Dawgs Eat Food Scholarship page.

Staff Representatives

  • Chair: Ashley Stevenson
  • Co-Chair: Melanie Peiper
  • Archivist: Michael Swartzwelder
Communication Sciences & Special EducationJeannine Parry
Counseling & Human Development ServicesKatherine Brewster
Educational PsychologyJessica Crook
Educational Theory & PracticeMichael Swartzwelder
KinesiologyJessica Smith
Language & Literacy EducationLori De La Reza
Lifelong Education, Administration, & PolicyHolly Ivy
Mathematics, Science, & Social Studies EducationPamela Hales
Office of Academic ProgramsKyle Ingram
Office of Clinical PracticeMaureen Bishop
Office of Faculty & Staff ServicesZu Reuter
Office of Information TechnologyHeather Bailey
Office of Undergraduate AdvisingDomene’k Blake
Osher Lifelong Learning InstituteMichelle Caricofe
Workforce Education & Instructional TechnologyMelanie Peiper
Business OfficeAshley Stevenson
Dean’s OfficeKacee Cooper
COE CentersIvey Tenny
K-12Tracey Davenport
Research and Graduate EducationPepa Deltcheva


  • Communications
  • Lunch and Learn
  • Social Events
  • Staff Professional Development
  • Staff Retreat and Years of Service

Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes Archive