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Ga Race to the Top Exec Named
Tuesday, 21 December 2010

December 21 -- The State Board of Education Mondayt approved Sylvia Hooker as the Deputy Superintendent for Turnaround Schools, a position that is directly aligned under the Race to the Top grant.

Ms. Hooker is currently the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Learning with Troup County Schools, where she has served since 2008.

"Ms. Hooker has a vast array of experience and training with lower performing schools," said State School Superintendent Brad Bryant. "She is a dedicated and versatile educator who has all the necessary experience to take on this challenging position."

The Turnaround Schools position is a newly created position under the Race to the Top grant. In collaboration with the Race to the Top Implementation Director,  Ms. Hooker will be accountable for turning around the lowest achieving schools in the state.

The Treutlen County school system is among 24 school systems in the state which has been accepted to take part in the Race to the Top program.

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