Douglas County Schools Superintendent Trent North was named Georgia’s 2023 Superintendent of the Year at the Georgia School Boards Association/Georgia School Superintendents Association’s Conference in Atlanta.

North will now compete for National Superintendent of the Year in February 2023 at its national conference in San Antonio, TX.

“This award represents the teachers and families that helped build a school system focused on strategic and continuous growth. Their support, coupled with leadership from the Board of Education, helped propel students to success. Good superintendents could not exist without good governance or dedicated staff members,” North said.

Superintendent North has led Douglas County Schools since 2017. Before joining Douglas County, he was a middle school teacher, elementary school principal, middle school principal, alternative school principal, and human resources director.

Board Chair Tracy Rookard commented on North’s advocacy as a leader. “He is a fierce advocate for our district and never fails to put students first. His positive impact is felt in all areas of our district. We are grateful for his visionary leadership and the endless learning opportunities he has created,” Rookard explained.

The remaining finalists for Georgia Superintendent of the Year were: Beverley Levine of Oglethorpe County Schools, Brian Hightower of Cherokee County Schools, and Fred Williams of Dublin City Schools.

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