EARLY COUNTY, Ga. (WDHN) — A local superintendent has been tapped to lead a new office that will focus on the educational needs of students in rural Georgia.
Dr. Bronwyn Ragan-Martin, Early County Schools Superintendent, will serve as Deputy Superintendent for Rural Education and Innovation at the Georgia Department of Education. Ragan-Martin has more than 31 years of experience. She recently served as President of the Georgia School Superintendents Association.
According to Georgia’s Department of Education website, the new office “will work with low wealth school districts with low student populations in high poverty/distressed regions of Georgia.”
Ragan-Martin will also work “hand-in-hand with school and community leaders to address gaps that were brought to the forefront during the pandemic, chart a roadmap beyond recovery to renewal, and tackle any additional barriers that directly impact academic outcomes and opportunities for students.”
Ragan-Martin is expected to begin her new role on October 1, 2021.