Gwinnett BOE members Murphy, Radloff to run for re-election

Gwinnett County Public Schools Board of Education District III representative Mary Kay Murphy (left) and Board Chair Louise Radloff who represents District 5 have announced they'll run for re-election. COURTESY OF GWINNETT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Gwinnett County Public Schools Board of Education District III representative Mary Kay Murphy (left) and Board Chair Louise Radloff who represents District 5 have announced they'll run for re-election. COURTESY OF GWINNETT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Gwinnett County Public Schools Board of Education members Mary Kay Murphy and Board Chairman Louise Radloff recently announced they’ll seek re-election.

Murphy, who represents District III, has served on the Gwinnett County Board of Education since January 1997 and as board chair in 1999, 2004, 2010, 2015, and 2019.

With more than than three decades of experience in education and fundraising, Murphy was also a public school teacher for seven years in California and Georgia.

Murphy received a 2013 Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce Public Service Award for her many contributions in the field of education. She represents all or part of the Collins Hill, Duluth, Lanier, Norcross, North Gwinnett, and Peachtree Ridge clusters, as well as GIVE Center West, New Life Academy of Excellence in Duluth, North Metro Academy of Performing Arts, and the Buice Center which includes the ADAPT, STRIVE, and BRIDGE programs.

Radloff, board member since January 1973, has a middle school named after her. It opened in August 2004 in Duluth to relieve crowding in the Meadowcreek Cluster.

Radloff has served on a number of local and state boards, councils and committees including the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education, Gwinnett County Board of Health, the United Way, the Gwinnett Children’s Shelter and many more.

She represents all or portions of the Berkmar, Duluth, Meadowcreek, and Norcross clusters in addition to Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology and Maxwell High School of Technology.

A Norcross resident, she has served as board chair eight times.

Related story: Gwinnett BOE member Carole Boyce to seek re-election

Both women join District I representative and Board Vice Chairman Carole Boyce, who announced her re-election bid earlier in the year.

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