Friday, August 10
, 2001

School officials take helms of two state associations


Two of the state's largest educational advocacy groups are being led this year by Fulton County School System leaders.

In June, Fulton County Board of Education member Zenda Bowie was installed as president of the Georgia School Boards Association.

In July, Superintendent Stephen Dolinger began his term as president of the Georgia School Superintendents Association. This is believed to be the first time that the presidents of these two organizations have come from the same school system.

Both GSBA and GSSA are voluntary statewide organizations that exist to support Georgia's 180 school systems through training and advocacy. In their roles as president, Bowie and Dolinger provide educational leadership and serve as liaisons between their respective organizations, the publics they serve and other governmental agencies. Both will serve one-year terms.

Bowie, a resident of East Point, represents District 4 on the Fulton County Board of Education. A member since 1990, she served as Fulton school board president from 1993-1996.

Dolinger has served as superintendent of the Fulton County School System since 1995, overseeing 75 schools, 71,000 students and 8,500 employees.

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