DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) - A Dougherty County school had a special visitor from the state on Friday. State Superintendent Richard Woods stopped by Morningside Elementary School. He spoke to WALB about the upcoming state testing.
It was a surprise visit.
Woods was in the area and wanted to stop by one of the first schools he attended as a student.
"It's kind of a nice walk down memory lane to come in," said Woods.
As Woods walked into Morningside Elementary, stories of his own education flooded his memory.
"It's very heartwarming to come back," said Woods as he looked around. "It makes me appreciate the education I did receive."
As Woods recalled his experiences in public education, he looked into the future, speaking about changes he's hoping to make, starting with the relationship he has with school system leaders.
"Our job primarily is to support the schools here," said Woods. "They know what their kids need. We cannot micromanage from Atlanta, and I think we have to realize that and make the necessary adjustments."
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"Our job primarily is to support the schools here .They know what their kids need. We cannot micromanage from Atlanta..."
-- Richard Woods, Georgia's School Superintendent
Georgia's School Superintendent
Richard Woods has over 24 years of pre-k through 12th grade experience in public education. > Read Full Bio