Fayette County Public Schools
A SILVER PARTNEREvery Student, Every Day
FCPS serves 3,700 students and families in 9 learning environments. Our schools include 4 elementary, 2 middle and 1 comprehensive high school. Additionally, we serve students in a career and technical center and an alternative center.
We are proud to have a team of over 300 teaching professionals within our learning community. Our teachers facilitate and participate in a large range of professional development opportunities. Our learning communities are lead by state renowned principals and our students receive state-wide recognition for their academic and civic contributions.
We are supported by both our business and faith-based community. Our partners enable us to connect the needs of the students and our schools with the intellectual and financial resources of the community. Our business and faith-based community participate in mentoring and tutoring, volunteering, internships, financial contributions and in-kind donations. These are just a few ways that partners significantly impact student achievement.
We are grateful to the supporters of FCPS and welcome you to our community of learners. Through focus, commitment, and service, we are building a successful future for our students.
- Recruiting world-class talent for all departments and all career levels
- Assisting all departments and schools in the hiring of new employees with strategic staffing support
- Providing and administering a comprehensive and competitive salary and benefits package for all employees
- Coordinating the non-instructional employee performance evaluation and support plan
- Providing prompt and courteous customer service for current and prospective employees
- Maintaining employee records and supporting employees with employment verification, student loan discounts and other critical transactions
- Managing employee leaves of absence
- Supporting employees as they enter retirement
- Tracking and reporting teacher licensure
DIVERSITY & EQUITY
FCPS serves 3,000 students and families in 9 learning environments. Our schools include 4 elementary, 2 middle and 1 comprehensive high school. Additionally, we serve students in a career and technical center and an alternative center.
We are proud to have a team of 300 teaching professionals within our learning community. Our teachers facilitate and participate in a large range of professional development opportunities. We have learning communities that have been recognized as State Reward Schools which are lead by state renowned principals. Also, our students receive state-wide and national recognition for their academic, civic, and athletic contributions.
To inspire every student to reach their full potential.
Every Student; Every Day
Statement of Goals
- Focus on every student
- Invest in our staff
- Partner with our community
Fayette County Public Schools
10425 Hwy 76
Sommerville, TN 38068
M-F: 8am – 5pm
With over 25 years of educational experience, Fayette County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Versie Hamlett has built quite an impressive resume’.
Her educational journey began in 1995, where she experienced a range of roles and responsibilities from classroom teacher to building leader. Beginning in 2011, Dr. Hamlett continued to transition upward quickly into supervisory positions in the Jackson-Madison County School System, including Supervisor of Elementary Education and Chief Academic Officer. During that time, Dr. Hamlett was also an adjunct professor at both Lane College and Union University. In a historical move in 2014, Dr. Hamlett became the first African-American and the first woman named as the Superintendent of Humboldt City Schools.
During her tenure as superintendent in Humboldt, Dr. Hamlett received state recognition for leading the Humboldt City School District to Exemplary Status in 2017. In 2018-19, 3rd-5th grades ranked in the top 5% in the state in science while East Elementary School was honored as a Top 5% Reward School in the state. A District-wide Accountability System was implemented under her direction and the district office received five consecutive years of exemplary financial audits. Active in the community in which she served, Dr. Hamlett was a board member of the Humboldt Rotary Club and the Boys and Girls Club of Humboldt and is a current board member of the United Way of West Tennessee as well as a member of the University of Tennessee at Martin Superintendent Advisory Council.
Dr. Hamlett is married to Mr. Melvin Ross Hamlett, Sr., Lane College’s former Vice President for Business and Finance. Stepping into a new role during a pandemic was challenging, but Dr. Hamlett’s experience and expertise are key factors in helping drive decisions around student success in Fayette County Public Schools.
Teacher Starting Salary
Location: 10425 Hwy, 76, Somerville, TN 38068
Telephone: (901) 465-5260
School Hours: M-F: 8am – 5pm