Gwinnett County Public Schools Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks talks to former educator Beauty Baldwin after his annual State of the School District address Tuesday at the Infinite Energy Forum. Gwinnett named its newest elementary school that opened in August after Baldwin. ERIC STIRGUS

Gwinnett elections building to be named for longtime educator

Gwinnett County is naming its newly renovated elections building after a veteran educator and civic leader.

The building will be renamed for Beauty Baldwin, a current member of the county elections board, in a Feb. 4 ceremony. Baldwin is a retired educator and previously served as superintendent of Buford City Schools, the only black woman ever to do so. She was the first black woman to serve as a school superintendent in Georgia.

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Baldwin got the superintendent’s job in 1984, after working in the district as a math teacher, assistant principal and principal. Following her superintendent tenure, Baldwin served in administrative roles for Gwinnett County Public Schools after her superintendent tenure. In 2016, a Norcross elementary school was named after her. 

Outside of education, Baldwin, 77, has remained engaged in Gwinnett County civic life. She is a member of the Jackson Electric Foundation Board and the Executive Board of the Northeast Council of Boy Scouts of America, and was a founding member of Leadership Gwinnett. 

The naming of Gwinnett’s elections building for Baldwin marks the completion of renovations at the facility. The $1,045,000 project, approved by county commissioners in May, includes updates to the building’s interior and a refresh of the exterior facade. The building’s parking lot has also been resurfaced and reconfigured.

The ceremony marking the renaming will be held at the elections building on Feb. 4.

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