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HCS Superintendent Joins Chiefs for Change

Submission Date: October 14, 2020

Release Date:  For Immediate Release

Contact: J.D. Hardin, 770-957-6601 ext. 161, john.hardin@henry.k12.ga.us

(Release # 0022-10-2020)

HCS Superintendent Joins Chiefs for Change  

HCS Superintendent Joins Chiefs for Change

Davis is only member from Georgia of the national nonprofit educational leadership group

HENRY COUNTY, GA – Henry County Schools Superintendent Mary Elizabeth Davis has been announced as one of eight new chiefs to join Chiefs for Change, a national non-profit group of educational leaders from around the country.

According to the organization’s website, Chiefs for Change is a “nonprofit, bipartisan network of diverse state and district education chiefs dedicated to preparing all students for today’s world and tomorrow’s through deeply committed leadership. Chiefs for Change advocates for policies and practices that are making a difference today for students, and builds a pipeline of talented, diverse Future Chiefs ready to lead major school systems.”

Members of the Chiefs for Change represent 23 states and the District of Columbia. 

“I am honored to be able to join this group to lend a voice to the challenges facing public education annually, but especially during this pandemic,” said Davis.  “Our work is about collaborating with one another to reach solutions and support policies that positively impact students.”

The Chiefs for Change Board Chair, San Antonio Independent School District Superintendent Pedro Martinez, noted the recent additions of educational leaders to their group as welcomed contributors to the work and task at hand.

“This is a difficult time for our country: The COVID-19 pandemic, incidents of racist violence, and widespread economic hardship are taking a toll on children and families,” said Martinez. “The eight people we recently welcomed into membership are bold, thoughtful leaders who understand the power of education to improve lives. They are deeply committed to supporting all students in this moment and beyond.”

Davis, the Henry County Schools administrative team, and board of education have been sought out at home and across the country for the district’s work during the Coronavirus pandemic. From educational peers to healthcare officials, the comprehensive planning and actions taken to manage the many challenges faced have earned high remarks and led others to seek advice from the district to support their own efforts.

Davis’ membership, along with her cohort colleagues, brings this elite group’s membership numbers up to 40 members.  She is one of 27 members who are leaders of a school district.

For more information on Henry County Schools visit www.henry.k12.ga.us

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