Cobb Schools Board Member Q&A: David Chastain, Post 4

Question: How long have you been on the school board? 

Answer: “I have had the pleasure of serving as a Board Member since January 2015, 4.5 years.” 

Question: How long have you lived in Cobb County? 

Answer: “I have lived in Cobb since 1967 for a total of 52 years. I was raised in Cobb County and attended Brumby Elementary, East Cobb Junior High and Wheeler High. My children also attended Cobb Schools.”  

Question: Superintendent Ragsdale often says Cobb is the best place to teach, lead, and learn. What  impresses you the most about our team?  

Answer: I am amazed that an organization with 18,000 employees, serving 112,000 students, is able to maintain the agility and flexibility to allocate resources to support our mission at a relatively low cost compared to neighboring school districts.” 

Question: What are you looking forward to in the 2019-2020 school year?  

Answer: “I look forward to our monthly Board Recognitions where we highlight some of the outstanding accomplishments of our students and employees in academics, athletics, arts, and other areas of excellence.” 

Question: What was your favorite memory from the 2018-2019 school year?  

Answer: “The highlight of each year, for me, is participating in our high school commencement ceremonies each May. As the 2019 Board Chair, it was my privilege to certify the diplomas for Cobb Horizon High, an innovative school that serves students in need of a different learning experience to obtain enough credits to earn a high school diploma.” 

From why he joined the School Board to his vision for education in Cobb, Mr. Chastain discusses his perspective on issues relating to Cobb County Schools in this podcast.  

To learn more about Mr. Chastain and the school communities he represents, click here.