The first official school board meeting of 2019 resulted in newly elected officers, with outgoing School Board President Linda Bryant being re-elected to the post for a two-year term. “It is my pleasure to continue as president of our school board, especially now when strong, steady leadership is needed,” said Bryant. “The board is charged with selecting the district’s next superintendent and this is our highest priority. We will soon be asking our community for input through a survey and seeking feedback through other channels.” Bryant, who represents District 4, joined the school board in 1993 and is in her seventh term of office. She represents areas in the City of South Fulton, as well as Chattahoochee Hills, College Park, Fairburn, Palmetto, Union City and southwest Atlanta.
Bryant serves three high schools (Creekside, Langston Hughes, Westlake), four middle schools (Bear Creek, Camp Creek, Renaissance, Sandtown), and 12 elementary schools (Campbell, Cliftondale, Evoline C. West, Gullatt, Liberty Point, Oakley, Palmetto, Randolph, Renaissance, Seaborn Lee, Stonewall Tell, Wolf Creek).
Bryant is a former teacher, PTA president, local school advisory committee chair and chair of the Superintendent’s Advisory Committee. She has more than 20 years of experience with the Georgia probations and corrections department. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Tuskegee University and a master’s degree in counseling from Georgia State University.
Bryant will host her first community school board meeting of 2019 on January 15 at Sandtown Middle School (5400 Campbellton Rd.) at 6:00 p.m., along with Kimberly Dove who represents District 6.
Bryant’s remaining meetings for the 2018-2019 school year will take place at 6:00 p.m. on February 19 at C.H. Gullatt Elementary, March 18 at Bear Creek Middle, April 15 at Creekside High School and May 13 at Westlake High School.