On Monday, Bonnie Holliday, the longtime executive director of the State Charter Schools Commission, became executive vice president for policy and external relations at the Georgia Charer Schools Association, statements from both the Commission and the Association say.
The Commission approved 35 charter schools under Holliday’s tenure. The former high school English teacher earned a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia, with a dissertation focused on charter school coalition building, the Commission statement says. Gov. Nathan Deal hired her to succeed Kathleen Mathers as executive director of the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement, and the Commission subsequently hired her.