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2012 EDITION


EDUCATION Fulton County Board of Education Superintendent – Dr. Robert Avossa Robert Avossa became superintendent of the Fulton County School


System in June 2011. As superintendent, Avossa is responsible for the leadership, administration and management of more than 93,000 students, 100 schools, 13,500+ employees and an $819 million general fund budget. Before coming to Fulton County Schools, Avossa served as Chief


Strategy and Accountability Officer for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in North Carolina, one of the largest systems in the country. He also previously served as one of the district’s area superintendents and as Chief of Staff to the superintendent, and before that spent more than a decade in Florida as a teacher and principal. Avossa holds a bachelor’s degree in exceptional education and behavior


local school level, Reeves has been a Local School Advisory Committee member and PTA Legislative Chair at Lake Windward Elementary School. A native of Pennsylvania, Reeves majored in marketing at the University of Kentucky and worked for a number of


years as an advertising account executive.


Linda McCain • District 5 AVOSSA


disorders as well as a master’s degree in special education, both from the University of South Florida. He also holds a specialist’s degree in educational leadership from Nova Southeastern University, and has a doctoral degree from Wingate University. He and his wife, Kellee, have two school-aged children in the Fulton County School


System.


Meet Your School Board Members


The Fulton County Board of Education is comprised of seven members elected to serve four-year terms. Each member represents a district within Fulton County. As the governing body of the Fulton County School System, the primary role of the board is the development of school system policies, which are then carried out by the superintendent and staff. Board members elect a president for a two-year term and a vice president for a one- year term.


Each month board


members have a community meeting within their district to meet with their constituents. These meetings are open to the public and provide an opportunity for the community to discuss upcoming board issues and other system related activities directly with their board representative.


North Fulton Board Members


January 2005; current term expires Dec. 31, 2012 Schools


served: Amana


Academy ES, Crabapple Crossing ES, Dunwoody Springs ES, Fulton Sunshine Academy


ES, Hembree


Springs ES, Hillside ES, Esther Jackson ES, Mimosa ES, Mountain Park ES, Roswell North ES, Sweet Apple ES, Crabapple MS, Elkins Pointe MS, Haynes Bridge MS, Holcomb Bridge MS, Northwestern MS, Centennial HS, Milton HS and Roswell HS.


Linda Schultz was first


elected to the Fulton School Board in 2005 and represents areas in Alpharetta and Roswell. She served as the Board Vice President two times before becoming president. A past PTSA president for Roswell High School, Crabapple Middle School and Mountain


Park Elementary,


Schultz is formerly the legislative chair for the Georgia PTA and North Fulton Council of PTAs. She also has been a Local School Advisory Council member at Roswell High. At the state level, Schultz has served as legislative chair for the Georgia PTA, served on the State Standards and Grading Committee and was appointed to the bipartisan Blue


Ribbon Young Driver SCHULTZ Linda Schultz (Board


President) • District 1 Send Email to: schultzl@ fultonschools.org


Board member since


and DUI Study Commission. Schultz works as web consultant for the Georgia School Council Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to education reform and community involvement in schools.


REEVES


Katie Reeves • District 2 Send Email to: reevesk@ fultonschools.org


Board member since 1999; current term expires Dec. 31, 2014


Schools served: Abbotts Hill ES, Alpharetta ES, Birmingham Fall ES, Cogburn Woods


ES, Crabapple


Crossing ES, Creek View ES, Dolvin ES, Findley Oaks ES, Lake Windward ES, Manning Oaks ES, Mimosa ES, New Prospect ES, Northwood ES, Ocee ES, Summit Hill ES, Sweet Apple ES, Autrey Mill MS, Elkins Pointe MS, Haynes Bridge MS, Hopewell MS, Northwestern MS, River Trail MS, Taylor Road MS, Webb Bridge MS, Alpharetta


HS,


Cambridge HS, Centennial HS, Chattahoochee HS, Fulton Science Academy HS, Johns Creek, Northview HS, Milton HS and Roswell HS. An active member of the


North Fulton community, Katie the


Reeves Alpharetta the served on Planning


Commission for four years prior to her election to the School Board in 1999. She represents


Alpharetta


and Milton areas, and is the second-most senior member of the Fulton School Board. Reeves served as the School Board President and has also served as vice president of the school board. At the


34 ANSWER BOOK™ | 2012 Edition | Appen Newspapers, Inc. MCCAIN


Send Email to: mccainl@ fultonschools.org


Board member since 2011; current term expires Dec. 31, 2014


Schools served: Abbotts


Hill ES, Barnwell ES, Dolvin ES, Findley Oaks ES, Hillside ES, Lake Windward ES, Medlock Bridge ES, New Prospect ES, Northwood ES, Ocee ES, River Eves ES, Shakerag ES, State Bridge Crossing ES, Wilson Creek ES, Autrey Mill MS, Haynes Bridge MS, Holcomb Bridge MS, River Trail MS, Taylor Road MS, Webb Bridge MS, Alpharetta HS, Centennial HS, Chattahoochee HS, Johns Creek HS and Northview HS. Linda McCain is the newest member of the Fulton Board of Education, and represents the Alpharetta and Johns Creek areas. With over a decade of volunteer experience in the community, McCain has served Fulton County on local school councils and PTAs in her children’s schools. She has held leadership positions as LSC chair at State Bridge Crossing Elementary and served as a member of the Johns


Creek High School


Design Review Committee and Fulton County Schools Community


Construction


Advisory Committee. She also served as co-president of Autrey Mill Middle School’s PTA and was a charter member of the school’s PTA Organizing Committee. A native of Ohio, McCain holds a bachelor’s degree in business, with an emphasis on marketing, from Miami University in Ohio. She is


BERNATH


Send e-mail to: bernath@ fultonschools.org


Board member since 2000; current term expires Dec. 31, 2014


Schools served: Barnwell ES, Dunwoody Springs Charter ES, Hillside ES, Esther Jackson ES, Ison Springs ES, Northwood ES, River Eves ES, Spalding Drive Charter ES, Woodland Charter ES, Haynes Bridge MS, Holcomb Bridge MS, Ridgeview MS, Sandy Springs MS, Centennial HS, North Springs HS, Riverwood HS and Roswell HS.


Julia Bernath represents Sandy Springs and portions of Alpharetta and Roswell. She served as the Board President from 2007 to 2009, vice president from 2009 to 2010


and represented the


Board on the Fulton School Employees’ Pension Board and Fulton Education Foundation’s Board of Directors.


Bernath is the past president of the Georgia School Board Association, and has served as treasurer, member of the Federal


Relations Network


and Government Operations committees and as Fulton County Legislative Liaison. A former


PTA President


and Local School Advisory Committee Chair, she also served on the 1995 Sandy Springs


Area Redistricting


Task Force. She recently received the Jewish Federation of Atlanta’s Women of Achievement Award and was elected to the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education’s Board of Directors. Bernath graduated from the University of Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. She resides in Sandy Springs and is married with three children and one grandchild.


currently employed by Parisia Ltd. as a Sales and Marketing consultant, and has worked as a substitute teacher in Fulton County schools.


Julia Bernath - District 7


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