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Superintendent Mr. Trent North
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A Message from the Superintendent

June, 2017 

It is with great anticipation and humility that I begin my journey as superintendent of the Douglas County School System. I appreciate how blessed I am to be in this position. The Douglas County School System has a tradition of excellence and abundant support from the community. Graduation rates and test scores have been rising over the last few years, and students and teachers are earning impressive honors and awards. Financially, the school system is sound. I look forward to not only continuing the tradition of excellence, but also pushing us to even greater heights. 

As a lifelong Georgian, I am deeply committed to the children and families of our state and regional area. Growing up poor and living in public housing projects had a positive and profound impact on my life and helped define who I am today. I will always strongly advocate for our students regardless of socioeconomics, zip codes, gender, race, or religion. I believe every child has the right to continue the family tradition of educational excellence or to be the first to start it. 

I consider relationships the most important part of building a successful team, and I look forward to meeting parents, teachers, students, and members of the community and making those important connections. I value your input and want to hear your dreams and visions for our students and our school system. 

My philosophy as an educational leader mirrors a statement by Gandhi, which I’ve taken the liberty to paraphrase here: 

A student is the most important visitor on our premises. He is not dependent on us. We are dependent on him. He is not an interruption in our work. He is the purpose of it. He is not an outsider in our business. He is part of it. We are not doing him a favor by serving him. He is doing us a favor by giving us an opportunity to do so. 

I look forward to serving our students, and I hope you will join me as we journey together toward excellence.

Trent North

Superintendent 

 

If you have concerns, you may email the Superintendent or contact his secretary, Melanie Nicholson.


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