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Kristin Bernhard

Kristin Bernhard serves as Deputy Commissioner for System Reform at the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL), the state’s stand-alone education agency for children from birth through age five. At DECAL, she leads the implementation of the state's $51.7M Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge grant, as well as Quality Rated, the state’s Child Care Resource and Referral system, Georgia’s Early Head Start Child Care Partnership grant, and child care subsidy projects tied to the quality of the early learning setting. Prior to joining the DECAL team, she served as Governor Nathan Deal’s Education Policy Advisor. Kristin is a graduate of the University of Georgia and Georgia State University’s College of Law.  Kristin is a member of the State Bar of Georgia. She serves in leadership roles in the Junior League of Atlanta and on the board of directors of Graduation Achievement Charter High School.

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J. Carl Campbell

J. Carl Campbell is the Executive Director of the Dalton Whitfield Joint Development Authority which provides assistance to companies considering the Dalton-Whitfield County area for their next investment location.  This can be in the form of a new business or the expansion of an existing business. Growing the economy and supporting education initiatives to improve the Northwest Georgia workforce are the goals of Carl’s daily activities. Prior to this role, Carl worked for the Georgia Department of Economic Development as a senior project manager and served a 15-county area in Northwest Georgia. Carl grew up in Dalton and looks forward to helping his hometown grow and prosper. His wife, Kristy, is an Instructional Coach in the Murray County School District. They have two sons and a daughter. 

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Michael Davis

Michael Davis is an alumnus of The Broad Residency in Urban Education. He is currently the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships for Sheltering Arms for Kids. He also founded and operates The Davis Collaborative, an education business consultancy enabling clients to scale their businesses and accomplish their strategic priorities. Most recently, he was Vice President of Business Partnerships for ZippSlip. While at Fulton County Schools, he served as Executive Director of Talent Management and Chief of Staff.  He held various leadership positions with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS). He was the special assistant to the superintendent. Before joining CMS, he was a recruitment director with Teach For America. He is a graduate of Fordham University School of Law and Morehouse College. He is married with two sons and a daughter.

 

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Mike Dudgeon

Mike Dudgeon is currently the Chief Technology Officer at Hi-Rez Studios. He previously served as the State Representative for District 25. While in office, he served as Vice Chair of the Education Committee, Secretary of the Energy, Utilities, & Telecommunications Committee, and on the Appropriations, Science & Technology, and Small Business committees. Prior to taking office, he served on the Forsyth County Board of Education. He holds bachelor's and master's degrees in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech, holds five U.S. patents, and has been in the technology business his entire career. Mike and his wife, Lori, have three boys ages 19, 17, and 15 and live in southern Forsyth County.

 

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dr. CAYANNA GOOD*

Cayanna Good is the Executive Director of the Governor's Office of Student Achievement (GOSA). She was previously the Deputy Director of Innovation and Academic Strategy for the agency and has also served as the Director of School Improvement for the Georgia Department of Education. Dr. Good has experience as both a high school and elementary school teacher. She has also worked as an overseeing partner of the New Teacher Project’s Georgia Teaching Fellows and as the managing director of the Teach for America School Leadership Initiative. Dr. Good earned a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Fisk University, a master’s degree in Education from Georgia State University and a doctoral degree from Mercer University. 

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Hannah Heck

Hannah Heck is an attorney.  She serves as the Vice Chairman of the Georgia Charter School Association and Vice Chairman of Westside Atlanta Charter School. She recently served on Governor Nathan Deal’s Education Reform Commission and its School Choice Subcommittee. She served as a policy advisor and as the Director of Policy for Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue. She previously served on the board of the Georgia Department of Community Health.  Previously, she worked as an Associate Attorney in the area of Regulatory Healthcare for the law firm of Alston & Bird LLP.  She received a B.A. in Psychology from Harvard College and her J.D. from Emory University School of Law.

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Jodie Snow

Jodie Snow currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer of the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Foundation, Inc. (ABAC Foundation).  She provides oversight of the ABAC Foundation and its subsidiaries; asset management for ABAC Foundation’s investments, endowments and real estate; and management and development of a 24- member board of directors. She received her Associate of Science degree from ABAC with highest honors and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Georgia, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude.  She received a Juris Doctorate and a Masters of Business Administration from Stetson College of Law and Stetson University, respectively.  Prior to joining the ABAC Foundation, she served as Assistant State Attorney for the Second Judicial Circuit of Florida in Tallahassee and practiced civil litigation in South Florida. She is admitted to practice law in Georgia, Florida and in the Middle District of Florida federal court.

* Ex-officio