GCPS gets a new chairwoman

GCPS gets a new chairwoman

As of Thursday, January 20th, a new GCPS Chairwoman was elected. Her name is Tarece Johnson, or Dr. Tarece, and she represents all or portions of the Berkmar, Discovery, Duluth, Meadowcreek, and Norcross clusters, in addition to Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology and Maxwell High School of Technology. She Graduated with a BA from La Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, an MPA from Columbia University, and an MBA from Emory University. She is officially the first African-American woman to lead the GCPS Board of Education. She is one out of three Democrats on the Board, and she plans to “use the knowledge and resources available to advance our governance team and work with the superintendent.”

According to the Gwinnett Daily Post, Johnson made claims to “… work with our governance team to focus on the policies that benefit our children, our teachers and our staff.” As well as “I will lead in a way that works with our governance team and our vice-chairman, Mr. Knudsen, (and) embraces … the diversity of our board, students, teachers and staff.”

Along with Johnson, Steve Knudsen was voted the Vice-chairman. Johnson won by a 3-2 vote, while Knudsen won by a 3-1 vote. During their 12 month term, we hope to see them do great things for our Gwinnett County schools.

Yeomans, Curt. “Tarece Johnson Chosen to Be Gwinnett School Board’s Chairwoman, Steve Knudsen Will Be Vice-Chairman.” Gwinnett Daily Post, 22 Jan. 2022, https://www.gwinnettdailypost.com/local/tarece-johnson-chosen-to-be-gwinnett-school-boards-chairwoman-steve-knudsen-will-be-vice-chairman/article_e9b129ce-7a63-11ec-821e-931f3b0602d1.html.