Friday, June 8 • 11:15am - 12:15pm
Second General Session

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Presiding: Tom Odom, GSBA President

Student Speaker: Michael Vescio, Junior at Statesboro High School, Bulloch County Schools

Keynote Speaker: Valarie Wilson, GSBA Executive Director- State of the Association

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Eric Thomas, GaDOE, Chief Turnaround Officer

Distinguished Boards Recognition (Board stands where seated when district is called)

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Dr. Eric Thomas

Chief Turnaround Officer, Georgia Department of Education
As a native of Savannah, last October Dr. Thomas was selected to become the state’s first Chief Turnaround Officer. In this role he is responsible for creating and executing the strategy to support the state’s lowest-performing schools.Prior to this role, Eric spent six years... Read More →
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Valarie Wilson

Executive Director, Georgia School Boards Association
Mrs. Valarie Wilson joined the Georgia School Boards Association in the summer of 2015 as its fifth Executive Director. Mrs. Wilson was elected to the school board of the City Schools of Decatur in 2002 and became the moving force behind the establishment of the College Heights Early... Read More →

Friday June 8, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
Regency Ballroom (2nd Level)