Cobb superintendent honored with PTA Lifetime Achievement Award

Cobb County Schools Superintendent Chris Ragsdale was honored by the 9th District of the Georgia PTA with the organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award for his service and contributions to public education. 

He was surprised with the award during the District 9 Spring Conference held April 18. District 9 represents PTA groups at schools in Cobb, Paulding, Douglas, Polk, Carroll and Haralson counties.

"I'm proud to receive an award that's really not about me, it's about the students, parents, staff, and (school) board who make this district what it is...the best place to teach, lead, and learn in the state of Georgia,” Ragsdale said. 

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Ragsdale was commended for his impact on students in the metro area since he was first named Cobb’s interim superintendent in 2014. 

Ragsdale began his career in the Paulding County School District where he served in leadership roles in the system’s Technology Department. Before he was named superintendent in Cobb County schools, he served as the district’s chief technology officer and deputy superintendent for operations. 

The superintendent has a bachelor’s degree in information systems and master’s degree in educational leadership from Kennesaw State University. 


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