CEO/Superintendent's Message:









CEO/Superintendent's Message:

J. Alvin Wilbanks
CEO/Superintendent
Public education is foundation of our nation
America’s greatness as a nation is built on three essential foundations: our representative form of government, our free enterprise system, and our public schools that serve all children. That said, it gives me great hope for the future to know that as a nation we are committed to continually improving our schools, and that in Gwinnett, children are learning every day the knowledge and skills they will need to be successful in life. In November, Gwinnett County Public Schools celebrates American Education Week, Nov. 13–19. The 2005 theme resonates with a compelling message— “A Strong America Starts with Great Public Schools.” I believe that to be true.

Like America, Gwinnett County benefits from its outstanding public school system. Success lives and thrives here… and for many, success is first experienced and learned in a Gwinnett classroom. During American Education Week, 48 business leaders will observe that first-hand as they participate in our second annual “Principal for a Day” program. (Click here for a list of participating businesses.) They will see student success being initiated, cultivated, and celebrated, witnessing what our 145,000 students experience every day: a relentless focus on teaching and learning to improve every child’s academic achievement.

Great nations ensure that effective public schools are provided for their young people. Those schools must be provided in communities that make education a priority. Gwinnett County School Board members and I are proud to live and work in such a community. American Education Week is a fitting time to salute all that is great about our public schools, and to say “thank you” to the community that helps keep them strong— for our students and our nation.

Sincerely,

J. Alvin Wilbanks
CEO/Superintendent