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​State School Superintendent Richard Woods creates Superintendents’ Advisory Council

MEDIA CONTACT: Matt Cardoza, GaDOE Communications Office, (404) 651-7358, mcardoza@gadoe.org  

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August 10, 2015State School Superintendent Richard Woods has created a Superintendents’ Advisory Council, composed of 19 local superintendents from urban, suburban and rural districts in every RESA in Georgia, to provide feedback on the local impact of state-level decisions. The group convened for its first meeting in July, and will continue to meet regularly to discuss issues at the local level.

 

“My parent, student, and teacher advisory councils have been invaluable in my decision-making,” Superintendent Woods said. “But there was no central way to gather the opinions of local superintendents, who frequently deal with the impact of state policies. This group is a cross section of the state of Georgia and will add another facet to our efforts to know what’s happening on the ground level of education, and make decisions accordingly.”  

 

Superintendent Woods also meets regularly with a Student Advisory Council, Parent Advisory Council, and Teacher Advisory Council, in addition to visiting schools and meeting with education stakeholders around the state. A list of the 2015 Superintendents’ Advisory Council members is below.

 

2015 GaDOE Superintendents’ Advisory Council (alphabetical by district name)

 

Meria Carstarphen – Atlanta Public Schools

 

Noris Price​ – Baldwin County

 

Curtis Jones – Bibb County

 

Michele Taylor – Calhoun City

 

John Lairsey – Charlton County

 

Frank Petruzielo – Cherokee County

 

Phil Lanoue – Clarke County

 

Sandra Carraway – Columbia County

 

Fred Williams – Dublin City

 

Joseph Barrow – Fayette County

 

Jeff Bearden – Forsyth County

 

Matthew Cooper – Habersham County

 

Bobby Conner – Irwin County

 

Ray Hill – Macon County

 

Floyd Fort – Pelham City

 

Gina Williams – Tattnall County

 

Phil Williams – Trion City

 

Cole Pugh – Troup County

 

John Zauner – Executive Director, Georgia School Superintendents Association

 

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