When Superintendent Woods visited Chestatee Elementary this week to congratulate them on their status as a Family Friendly Partnership School, there was a tornado warning/drill halfway through. Suddenly, the staff was tasked with keeping students safe and calm, all while fielding call after call to the front office.
The Superintendent was so impressed with the response he saw from the staff and teachers at Chestatee – especially receptionist Donna Kirkland. Today, April 22, happened to be Administrative Professionals Day. Superintendent Woods already had plans to honor GaDOE’s administrative professionals, but he wanted to do one more thing – call Donna, and let her know how impressed he’d been as he watched her holding her school together during a tough time.
To all our administrative professionals, here at GaDOE and in our schools and districts, thank you for all you do. Educating Georgia’s Future could not happen without you!
Georgia's State School Superintendent
Richard Woods has over 25 years of pre-k through 12th grade experience in public education. > Read Full Bio