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Message from our State Superintendent

March 24, 2015
Mr. Woods reading Dr. Seuss

My name is Richard Woods, and I’ve had the privilege of being Georgia’s School Superintendent for just over 2 months.

Since then, I have been focused on improving outcomes for K-12 students and championing policies that are child-focused and classroom-centered.

Two months into office, I understand one important fact — none of this will happen without your help. Whether you are a parent, student, educator, administrator, member of the business community or another stakeholder, you play a key role in educating Georgia’s future.

I want to hear from you. I encourage each of you to share your ideas and concerns with me. Let me know what’s going on in your child’s school and your community that impacts our children and teachers. You are an important member of this team, and the key to making a difference.

My email address is Please reach out and share your thoughts at any time. I am here to provide Georgia students with the best educational opportunities possible, and to provide support to our teachers, administrators and parents. I want to hear what you have to say.

About the Author

A 22-year public school educator and former small business owner, State School Superintendent Richard Woods took office in January 2015. He works on behalf of the 1.7 million K-12 students in Georgia’s public schools, championing child-focused, classroom-centered policies.

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