Cherokee County Advisory Roundtable with Dr. Mary Elizabeth Davis, Superintendent of Schools, Cherokee County

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Name: Cherokee County Advisory Roundtable with Dr. Mary Elizabeth Davis, Superintendent of Schools, Cherokee County
Date: August 8, 2024
Time: 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM EDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
Join the Council for Quality Growth's Cherokee County Advisory Roundtable on August 8th at 11:45 AM in-person at the Cherokee Office of Economic Development. Dr. Mary Elizabeth Davis, Cherokee County's new Superintendent of Schools, will be providing an update. 



Dr. Mary Elizabeth Davis
Superintendent of Schools
Cherokee County


Mary Elizabeth Davis currently serves as the Superintendent of the Cherokee County School District located in the metro-region of Atlanta, Georgia.  Cherokee County is currently the 9th largest district in the State of Georgia and 125th largest in the country serving nearly 43,000 students in 40 schools.  Prior to joining Cherokee County, Mary Elizabeth served as the Superintendent for almost 7 years of Henry County Schools, also located in the metro-Atlanta region.  During her tenure as a Superintendent, Mary Elizabeth has been known for driving improved student performance outcomes and increased access to advanced coursework including increasing the district?s accountability rating by 100 points, eliminating F-rated schools, and hitting every closing achievement gap target set by the state department of education.
 
Prior to joining the Henry County community, Mary Elizabeth was the Chief Academic Officer for the Cobb County School District in Marietta, Georgia; the 23rd largest school district in the United States.  Prior to joining Cobb County, she served in the 13th largest district in the United States, Gwinnett County, Georgia, as the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction where she was a part of the Broad Prize-winning district for advancing student performance.  She began her professional career as a chemistry teacher in Fairfax County, VA and a physical science teacher in Cobb County, GA.
 
Mary Elizabeth was named on the inaugural list of 100 most influential educational leaders in the U.S. by District Administrator and was a 2023 finalist for Georgia?s Superintendent of the Year. 
 
A native of New Jersey, she earned a Chemistry degree at Messiah College in Pennsylvania where she also played field hockey and softball.  After moving to Georgia, Mary Elizabeth completed a Masters in Public Administration, a Specialist in Educational Leadership, and a PhD in Educational Policy; all at Georgia State University.  She now resides in Canton, Georgia with her husband of 22 years PJ, and her two small children.
 
 
 
Location:
Cherokee Office of Economic Development
8371 Main Street
Woodstock, GA 30067
Date/Time Information:
Second Thursday of Every Month
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
Contact Information:
Joseph Santoro
Fees/Admission:
Free to all Council members, elected officials, and staff.
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