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Richard WoodsREPRepublican Superintendent of Schools
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GAResidence (state)

Richard Woods is an American politician and educator who is currently the Georgia Superintendent of Schools, a position he was elected to in 2014. He was reelected to his position in 2018, defeating his Democratic opponent Otha Thornton with slightly over 53% of the vote.Woods received his bachelor's degree from Kennesaw State University and his master's degree from Valdosta State University. His career in education has spanned over twenty-five years, including fourteen in the classroom as a high school teacher. He spent an additional eight years working as a school administrator, in positions such as assistant principal and alternative school director. Woods also worked as a purchasing agent for a multi-national laser company and has been a small business owner.

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Kennesaw State University
Valdosta State University
Past Positions1 - 4 of 4
Superintendent of Schools
State of Georgia
2014 - Current
School Administrator
Irwin County Board of Education
1988 - 2010
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