In an effort to kick off the school year, East Cobber Magazine is featuring Mr. Chris Ragsdale, interim Superintendent of Cobb County Schools, on the cover of the August issue. Mr. Ragsdale previously served the District as Deputy Superintendent for Operations from 2011-2014 and Chief Technology Officer from 2006-2014, managing plant operations, safety, transportation, maintenance, and overseeing technology integration. He has also been responsible for planning and execution of capital projects approved by Cobb voters and funded by the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST). As interim superintendent of the second-largest school system in Georgia, Mr. Ragsdale states, “I will have a laser focus on work going on in the classroom. The success of the district rests on the shoulders of our teachers. The great work our teachers are doing has allowed our district to be successful and will continue to make it successful.” Mr. Ragsdale’s term will run from May 2014 to May 2015.