Marietta City Schools Superintendent Grant Rivera has had his contract extended to June 30, 2021 with a base salary of $190,136. Courtesy of Marietta City Schools

Marietta Schools superintendent receives renewed contract

The contract for Grant Rivera, superintendent of Marietta City Schools, has been extended by unanimous vote Sept. 18 of the Marietta Board of Education. Retroactively effective Sept. 1, his contract extends to June 30, 2021 and amounts to a base salary of $190,136.

Rivera is the 13th superintendent since 1892, leading the district’s 11 schools, approximately 8,900 students and 1,200 employees. Prior to this position, he served as the Chief of Staff for the Cobb County School District, which has 112 schools and more than 111,000 students.

Rivera was a principal for nine years at three high schools: South Cobb High School in Austell (2005-2009), Campbell High School in Smyrna (2009-2011) and Westlake High School in South Fulton County (2011-2014).

Before being appointed principal, Rivera was a high school assistant principal, special education teacher and coach in the Cobb County School District.​

Rivera received his bachelor’s degree in education and social policy from Northwestern University, a master’s degree in special education from the University of Alabama and a Doctorate of Education from the University of Alabama with an emphasis in school law. He also served as adjunct professor of educational law at the University of West Georgia.

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