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  • Board Names Dr. Calvin J. Watts as New Superintendent

    Dr. Watts currently serves as assistant superintendent in Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) in Suwanee, Georgia. GCPS has a district enrollment of 174,500 students, 15,600 certificated and classified staff members and a budget of $1.7 billion. It is the largest school system in Georgia, and the 13th largest school district in the United States.

    He is adept at K-12 district level leadership, turnaround and strategic planning, school improvement, and civic engagement. His results-oriented leadership practices emphasize high standards for curriculum, assessment, instruction, and fiscal and human resources management, which contributed to GCPS receiving the 2010 and 2014 Broad Prize for Urban Education.


    During his tenure at GCPS, he has served as a leader in curriculum and instruction, and has overseen innovative programs, including special education and psychological services, and dual language immersion. Dr. Watts facilitates continuous improvement in the areas of instruction, operations, and civic engagement, which has resulted in system level advancement and increased student achievement. He has also engaged in managing sizable divisional budgets to meet established organizational needs.


    Dr. Watts holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Howard University, and received his teaching certification at Western Washington University. His master’s degree in educational administration and supervision is from University of West Georgia, and he earned a doctorate in educational leadership from Argosy University in Atlanta.


    We were very fortunate to have an outstanding group from around the country apply for the position. It was a very difficult decision, and we feel Dr. Watts’ background and vision are the best match for our district at this particular point in time. We look forward to many years of continued progress with his leadership.


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