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Office of Rural Education and Innovation


​​​​​Dr. Bronwyn Ragan-Martin

​​​Bronwyn Ragan-Martin is Superintendent of the Early County School System, a small rural system in southwest Georgia. She leads a district with approximately 2,000 students and 300 employees. 

She previously served as the system's assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction and coordinated human resources, gifted education, and leadership development. Prior to that, she was a high school English teacher and debate coach. 

She graduated from Mount Holyoke College. She holds a master's in English Education from Georgia Southwestern College and a doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction as well as her leadership certification from Valdosta State University. 

She is a Past President of the Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce and serves on the local Department of Health Board as well as the Library Board. She is an active member and past Chairperson of the Southwest Georgia RESA Board of Control, President of the Rotary Club of Blakely, and current President of the Georgia School Superintendents Association. She has served on a number of statewide taskforces and panels as an authoritative and authentic voice for rural education in Georgia. 

Most importantly, she is the mother of Jarrett and Atticus, both students at Early County High School. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, traveling, yoga, and serving in her church. 

She will be joining the Georgia Department of Education as Deputy Superintendent for Rural Education and Innovation on October 1, 2021.