Dear Partners, Colleagues and Friends,
This is the first newsletter of 2022 for Governor’s Office of Student Achievement. I hope that you find this bimonthly read informative. Each partner’s input matters to me and the GOSA team, and we welcome your ideas and feedback.
As with every new year, Governor Brian Kemp addressed the House and Senate with his 2022 budget and legislative agendas. Educators and parents were thrilled to learn about the millions of dollars recommended for K-12, TCSG and USG. Governor Kemp recommended the last installment on his promise to raise teacher pay by $5,000. These budget items will make a difference in our educator pipeline and student success.
At winter GAEL (Georgia Association of Educational Leaders), once again, Governor Kemp met with two groups of school superintendents from all parts of Georgia. Governor Kemp listened, took notes and responded to questions and ideas candidly, creating an open and supportive environment for relationship-building and understanding education issues.
Congratulations to Dr. Noris Price, Superintendent of Baldwin County Schools who is Georgia’s Superintendent of the Year, an honor well-deserved. Each time I have an opportunity to meet and discuss issues with Dr. Price, I depart with excitement about her innovative ideas and true love and adoration for her students. Thank you, Dr. Price, and every superintendent and educator in Georgia, for your persistence and passion.
Joy Hawkins
Executive Director


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     What's Inside:

  • Governor’s State of the State
  • The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement Mission and Deliverables
  • GAEL Winter Conference
  • Voices for Georgia’s Children New Series: Kid Talks
  • Governor’s Honors Program (GHP) – Applications in Review for the 2022 Summer Program
  • Noris Price – Superintendent of the Year
  • District Spotlight: Houston County is Focused on Literacy Improvements