Office of the Superintendent
Office of the Superintendent

 Chris Ragsdale, Superintendent

Chris Ragsdale
Superintendent
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Lynn Gordon
Executive Secretary
P: 770-426-3453
F: 678-594-8559
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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 the country. We offer a variety of opportunities for students and you’ll find it all on our website. Thank you for visiting!

Executive Cabinet

John Adams
Deputy Superintendent of HR & Operations
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Dr. Kevin Daniel
Chief of Staff
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John Floresta
Chief Strategy and Accountability Officer
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Sherri Hill
Chief School Leadership Officer
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Bradley Reuben Johnson
Chief Financial Officer
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Jennifer Lawson
Chief Academic Officer
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John Adams
Deputy Superintendent of HR & Operations
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Dr. Kevin Daniel
Chief of Staff
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John Floresta
Chief Strategy and Accountability Officer
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Sherri Hill
Chief School Leadership Officer
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Bradley Reuben Johnson
Chief Financial Officer
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Jennifer Lawson
Chief Academic Officer
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Mr. Ragsdale's Bio

Chris Ragsdale is a transformational educator whose dynamic leadership continues to serve as the driving force for academic excellence in Cobb County.

He is currently superintendent of the Cobb County School District, the second largest public school system in Georgia and 23rd largest in the United States, with an enrollment exceeding 113,000 students.

Mr. Ragsdale previously served the Cobb County School District as Deputy Superintendent for Operations from 2011-2014 and as Chief Technology Officer from 2006-2014, where he managed plant operations, safety, transportation, maintenance, and technology integration.

He has more than two decades of experience in school operations and information technology in the public and private sectors, including roles as Chief Information Officer for nearby Paulding County Schools and in network and database management for Bellsouth (AT&T) and IBM.

Mr. Ragsdale has also been responsible for planning and execution of capital projects approved by Cobb voters and funded by the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST).

Ragsdale obtained a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems and a master's degree in Educational Leadership from Kennesaw State University. Mr. Ragsdale and his wife currently reside in Cobb County.


2018-19 Superintendent’s Principal Advisory Council

Pamela Cain - Mableton Elementary
Dr. Patrice Jones - Powers Ferry Elementary
Dr. Liss Maynard - Clarkdale Elementary
Dr. Shannon McGill - Vaughan Elementary
Dr. Patrice Moore - Bullard Elementary
Dr. Tricia Alford - Durham Middle
Tia Amlett - Barber Middle
Leetonia Young - East Cobb Middle
Josh Morreale - Osborne High
Dr. Chris Richie - Lassiter High
Angela Stewart - Hillgrove High

2018-19 Superintendent's Teacher Advisory Council

Erin Baker - Durham Middle
Ann Baxley - Walton High
Robert L. Byrd - South Cobb High
Marie Cook - Teasley Elementary
Maggie Elmore - Frey Elementary
Jennifer Floyd - McEachern High
Cara Hamilton - North Cobb High
Nithya Jagannathan - Addison Elementary
Nicole Kempson - Lindley 6th Grade Academy
Carrie Madden - Norton Park Elementary
Lisa Nelson - Bells Ferry Elementary
Stacy Pitts - Vaughan Elementary
Stephanie Ruffner - Cooper Middle
Tara Thieme - Dickerson Middle

Business and Community Advisory Committee

Bill Brantley - Ed Voyles Automotive Group
Jay Cunningham - Superior Plumbing Service
Kristy Flowers - PTA
Pamela Whitten - Kennesaw State University 
Linda Hazelip - Chattahoochee Tech
Barbara Hickey - The Etiquette School of Atlanta
Mark Justice - Cobb EMC
Judge Tain Kell - Cobb County Superior Court
Tricia Knor - Parent Involvement, The Persons Firm, LLC
Dr. Michael Lewis - Roswell Street Baptist Church
John Loud - Loud Security
Sharon Mason - Cobb Chamber of Commerce
Kim Paris - Wellstar
Scott Reed - Chick-fil-A
Frank Wigington - Frank Wigington Landscape Service

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