Four years from now, I hope to have set a tone of communication, collaboration, and determination. I hope to be known for my strong communication with Georgians – going beyond the traditional photo-ops of previous superintendents and having real conversations with education stakeholders. I hope to be leading a department that is known for supporting our local school districts, listening to our teachers, and engaging our parents on a level that has never been done before. I hope to be known for my integrity, honesty, and commitment to providing the best education possible for all of our children. Most importantly, I hope to be known for promoting and implementing policies that set up our students and teachers for success, for rebuilding the public’s trust and support of our education system, and increasing opportunities and achievement for our students.
As a veteran teacher and school administrator with pre-k through 12th grade experience, I understand firsthand the impact that policies have at the classroom level. I am committed to ensuring that the voices of our teachers and our parents are heard as we make education better for every child in this state.