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Georgia's First Lady and State School Superintendent Visit Whitfield

on Wed, 2012-02-29 16:47

Georgia's First Lady Sandra Deal and State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge topped a list of guests visiting Whitfield County Schools today.

Deal and Barge were accompanied by Gale Buckner, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice, and Katie Jo Ballard, executive director of the Governor's Office for Children and Families. They were in town to hear about education initiatives in Whitfield County developed by community leaders working with the Archway Partnership.

Their tour today included a luncheon prepared and served by students at the Northwest Georgia College and Career Academy during a presentation about the Archway initiatives. Later in the day, the group visited with students at Eastbrook Middle School before touring the new school under construction.