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Irwin Curriculum Director runs for state superintendent

By Delivrine Registre - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - An Irwin County School administrator says he wants to make teachers the center of education again and will make that his focus as he runs for state school superintendent.

Richard Woods is the kindergarten through fifth grade curriculum director. He taught for 14 years and spent the last seven years on the administrative end.

And he says more needs to be done to allow teachers to do just that, teach.

"One of the things I have always said is they may have taken me out of the classroom, but they have never taken the classroom out of me. And that is one of the things I have lived by and I will never forget what it's like in the classroom, said Woods."

As state superintendent he wants to lower the high school drop out rate in rural Georgia and make sure rural schools receive the resources they need. Kathy Cox has been the state school superintendent since 2003.

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