Times Free Press | Georgia State School Superintendent Richard Woods took a walking tour of LaFayette High School last week, giving local education officials a chance to showcase programs making an impact in area classrooms and discuss how state representatives can better serve local communities."I think that's best done by listening and not interjecting our thoughts and positions, but responding to what their actual needs are," said Woods.
One of the most important takeaways Woods said he got from the tour was the need for additional resources in the area of students' mental health and emotional well-being, which he said could be weighed down by numerous internal and external factors, such as living in poverty or coming from a family of divorce.
"We're looking at how we can take some of the baggage off of our kids and get them in the best position to learn," Woods said.
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Georgia's State School Superintendent
Richard Woods has over 25 years of pre-k through 12th grade experience in public education. > Read Full Bio