Superintendent notes Professional Development School District in op-ed piece
In an op-ed piece in the Athens Banner-Herald, Georgia School Superintendent Richard Woods noted the impressions he received of several Clarke County schools after a visit in late January—and how, on paper, those schools were not representative of the positive experience he received when visiting in person.
"When I entered Cedar Shoals, I was met by a charismatic principal and a group of ROTC cadets, all beaming with pride in their school. As I walked in and out of randomly selected classrooms, I observed great teaching and engaged students. The principal knew every student by name and was eager to brag on this school and staff — their 9th Grade Academy, 1:1 initiative, and professional development partnership with the University of Georgia — all things that aren't counted on the state's CCRPI. The school was clean and orderly, a real climate of effectiveness."