Back-to-school mes­sage from State School Su­per­in­ten­dent Richard Woods

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Dear stu­dents, fam­i­lies, ed­u­ca­tors, and sup­port­ers of pub­lic ed­u­ca­tion in Ge­or­gia –

Welcome back to school! Whether you’ve al­ready had your first day or are still en­joy­ing the last few days of sum­mer, I’m wish­ing you the very best start to an­other year of learn­ing.

To our stu­dents, I want you to know that all of us here at the Depart­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion are work­ing day in and day out to ex­pand the op­por­tu­ni­ties avail­able to you. I en­cour­age you this year to work hard and be kind. Pur­sue your pas­sions and tal­ents – find what in­ter­ests you most and seek to learn more about it. Learn­ing isn’t easy, but it is an ad­ven­ture. If you’ll pur­sue knowl­edge with an open mind, a pos­i­tive at­ti­tude and a sense of cu­rios­ity, amaz­ing things will hap­pen.

To our teach­ers, at this time of year more than ever, I re­mem­ber so well what it was like to be in your shoes. I wish you the very best dur­ing this hec­tic, ex­cit­ing time and thank you for all you’ve done al­ready to make this a suc­cess­ful year for your stu­dents. I have no doubt your cre­ativ­ity, pas­sion, and skill will make all the dif­fer­ence for the chil­dren in your class­room.

Fam­i­lies, thank you for en­trust­ing us with your child’s ed­u­ca­tion. This is an enor­mous re­spon­si­bil­ity and we don’t take it lightly. I en­cour­age you to team up with your child’s school and work with them to build a better fu­ture for your child, and all stu­dents in Ge­or­gia. We are grate­ful you’ve cho­sen Ge­or­gia’s pub­lic schools.

My mission each and ev­ery day is to cre­ate an en­vi­ron­ment at the state level that al­lows our stu­dents to thrive – that ex­pands, never re­stricts, the op­por­tu­ni­ties avail­able to them. I can’t wait to con­tinue this work along­side each one of you.

Have a great school year, ev­ery­one. It’s time for the ad­ven­ture to be­gin! Sin­cerely, Richard Woods State School Su­per­in­ten­dent

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