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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Alice Stouder
Deputy Superintendent of Leadership & Accountability
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Dr. Kevin Daniel
Chief of Staff
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Mary Elizabeth Davis, PhD
Chief Academic Officer
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Dr. Angie Bacon
Chief Technology Officer
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Bradley Reuben Johnson
Chief Financial Officer
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John Adams
Deputy Superintendent of HR & Operations
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Alice Stouder
Deputy Superintendent of Leadership & Accountability
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Dr. Kevin Daniel
Chief of Staff
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Mary Elizabeth Davis, PhD
Chief Academic Officer
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Dr. Angie Bacon
Chief Technology Officer
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Bradley Reuben Johnson
Chief Financial 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.


2017-18 Superintendent’s Principal Advisory Council

Felicia Angelle - Shallowford Falls Elementary
Sharon Arduino - Chalker Elementary
Patrick O'Connell - Hendricks Elementary
Michelle Pearce - Still Elementary
Shea Thomas - Kemp Elementary
Brett Ward - Smyrna Elementary
Tricia Alford - Durham Middle
Tia Amlett - Barber Middle
Teresa Hargrett - Floyd Middle
Josh Morreale - Osborne High
Chris Richie - Lassiter High
Joe Sharp - Sprayberry High

2017-18 Superintendent's Teacher Advisory Council

Paulette Allard - Harrison High
Kasisi Brown - Floyd Middle
Kelley Davis - Keheley Elementary
Dr. Renee Heiberger - Hendricks Elementary
Spencer Herron - Kell High
Linda Johns - Milford Elementary
Josh Kimball - Campbell High
Ryan Limpert - McClure Middle
Leigh Mickalonis - Mabry Middle
Beth Morris - Clarkdale Elementary
Patricia Morrison - East Side Elementary
Semeka Samuels - Tapp Middle
Kelli Stagich - McCall Primary
Lindsay Theaker - North Cobb High

Business and Community Advisory Committee

Mayor Tommy Allegood - City of Acworth
Dr. Trina Boteler - Chattahoochee Tech
Bill Brantley - Ed Voyles Automotive Group
David Connell - President, Cobb Chamber of Commerce
Jay Cunningham - Superior Plumbing Service
Sam Olens - Kennesaw State University
Kristy Flowers - FACE It Cobb
Rev. Lin Harrison - Orange Hill Baptist Church
Linda Hazelip - Chattahoochee Tech
Barbara Hickey - The Etiquette School of Atlanta
Don Johnson - State Farm Insurance Company
Judge Tain Kell - Cobb Superior Court
Tricia Knor
Rev. Marlon Longacre - Piedmont Church
John Loud - Loud Security
Kim Paris - Wellstar
Earl Reece - Earl Smith Strand Theatre
Scott Reed - Chick-fil-A
Ed Richardson - Floyd Foundation
Victor Sanchez 
Ron Sumpter - Cobb EMC
Johnny Whitaker - Lockheed Aeronautics
Frank Wigington - Frank Wigington Landscape Service

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