State Superintendent Kathy Cox Flies Into Kemp Elementary To Celebrate School Success

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It’s a bird? A plane? No, it’s Georgia Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox, who flew via helicopter onto Kemp Elementary School’s activity field the morning of Oct. 29. The visit was part of an all-day helicopter tour of seven schools in the state that won state awards for student achievement and greatest gains on statewide tests. Twenty-seven other Cobb schools were included among the state award winners (Read the full story on the District home page for more about the awards).

Superintendent Cox arrived around 9:30 a.m., welcomed by a crowd of Kemp students, teachers and school district officials. She discussed the importance of schools’ progress on the state’s important CRCT and Georgia High School Graduation Tests and praised Kemp for setting an example for high achievement.

Cox and her staff presented Kemp principal Kristy Mason with award banners for the school’s achievements and spent time greeting staff members and students.


Students waved goodbye to Ms. Cox as she and her staff flew to the next school to be honored.

Congratulations to Kemp and the other 27 Cobb schools recognized for high achievement by the Department of Education and Governor’s Office for Student Achievement.