CCSD Superintendent

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Dr. Michael Hinojosa
CCSD Superintendent

Denise LaRosa
Executive Secretary
Phone: 770-426-3453
Fax: 678-594-8559

Welcome to The Cobb County School District!

Our success as the 2nd largest school district in Georgia is evidenced through our students, and we help them maximize their learning potential through a firm commitment to hiring quality teachers, engaging our families, and partnering with our community.

In Cobb our students outpace their peers across the nation on standardized tests, many of our schools are state and national schools of excellence, and our graduation rate of 84% is one of the highest in country. We offer a variety of opportunities for students and you’ll find it all on our website. Thank you for visiting!

Senior Staff

Operational Support
Chris Ragsdale
Deputy Superintendent Operational Support
Leadership & Learning
Dr. Cheryl Hungerford
Deputy Superintendent Leadership & Learning
Chief of Staff
Dr. Angela Huff
Chief of Staff
Human Resources
Dr. Michael Shanahan
Chief Human Resources Officer
Brad Johnson
Chief Financial Officer
Amy Krause
Chief Academic Officer


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Dr. Hinojosa's Bio

In June 2011, Dr. Michael Hinojosa was named superintendent of the Cobb County School District, the nation’s 24th largest school district with a student population of approximately 109,000. His career in public education, from teacher and coach to superintendent of six school systems, spans more than three decades. Prior to joining Cobb, Dr. Hinojosa served as a superintendent/CEO for the Dallas Independent School District in Texas.

With a firm belief that education and not environment is the key to a student’s success, he has led several school districts to improved student achievement. Dr. Hinojosa’s recognitions include being named 2002 Superintendent of the Year by the Texas Association of School Boards and 2005 Superintendent of the Year by the University of Texas at Austin. He was honored as Distinguished Alumnus by the College of Education at Texas Tech University and is past president of the Texas Association of School Administrators.

Dr. Hinojosa holds a doctorate in education from the University of Texas at Austin. He and wife Kitty have two sons, one attending Harvard University and another attending Princeton University. He has a son from a previous marriage who graduated from Texas Tech University.

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