The 17th annual Media Symposium was held at Georgia Public Broadcasting on January 6, 2023.
The "Future of Education" panel featured:
Mr. Greg Dozier - Commissioner, Technical College System of Georgia, - who will discuss the role of post-secondary in the future of Georgia education.
Ms. Amy Jacobs - Commissioner, Department of Early Care and Learning - who will discuss the role of early learning in the future of Georgia education.
Mr. Sonny Perdue - Chancellor, University System of Georgia - who will discuss the role of post-secondary in the future of Georgia education.
Mr. Richard Woods - State School Superintendent, Georgia Department of Education, - who will discuss the role of K-12 in the future of Georgia education.
Dr. Dana Rickman - President, GA Partnership, - who will moderate the panel discussion.
Individual speakers included:
Dr. Duke J. Bradley, III - Chief of Staff, Henry County Schools, - who will discuss school culture and climate. (Download Slides)
Mr. Matt Cardoza - Director of External Affairs & K-12 Public Health Liaison, GaDOE- who will provide an overview of the Georgia Department of Education’s legislative priorities for 2023. (Download Slides)
Mr. Michael Kobito - 2023 Georgia Teacher of the Year, GaDOE - who provided reflections on his time as a classroom educator and current role as Georgia Teacher of the Year.
Dr. Stephen Owens - Director of Education, Georgia Budget & Policy Institute - who explored education funding in Georgia. (Download Slides)
Dr. Dan Sims – Superintendent, Bibb County School District – who spotlighted school safety strategies. (Download Slides)
Mr. Matthew Smith - Director of Policy & Research, Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education - who provided an overview of the 2023 Top Ten Issues to Watch. (Download Slides)
Questions about the 2024 Symposium should be directed to Georgia Partnership Director of External Affair, Robert Gaines.