Cobb Schools Board Member Q&A: Brad Wheeler, Post 7

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

Answer: “This is my 7th year on the school board. I’ve served as both the board chair and vice-chair, which is my current position.”

Question: How long have you lived in Cobb County?

Answer: “I have lived in Cobb County for 26 plus years and have worked in Cobb for 30 plus years. I served nine years in administration at McEachern High School, and seventeen years at Pebblebrook High School. I’ve had the chance to work in schools across the county and I think I understand a little bit about what our students and teachers need in all corners of Cobb.

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

Answer: “The commitment of our teachers and staff to our students has impressed me the most. The high quality of our schools doesn’t just happen on accident, our people are the most important part and we have a lot of good people serving our community as well as I’ve ever seen it done.

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

Answer: “I’m looking forward to another great school year including recognizing our students and staff members on their many achievements throughout the school year.”

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

Answer: “My favorite memory is always shaking hands with hundreds of students at graduation because it is when we see the smiles on faces of students who have been working to cross graduation stages for 12 years. Each graduate’s smile makes all of the time spent well worth it.

From why he joined the School Board to his experience in Cobb and education, Mr. Wheeler discusses his role on the Cobb Schools team in this podcast.

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