GSSA is committed to all of Georgia’s public school children. We accept as our mission the role of chief advocate for these children. We are dedicated to the premise that all children can be successful in school. Our goal is to transform ideas into action—helping schools become exciting places of learning that can make a difference in the lives of Georgia’s future leaders.

  • GSSA Bylaws 

Board of Directors


Chris Erwin - Banks County
President ElectJody Barrow - Ware County
Past President
GAEL Member-At-LargeKeith Porter - Dawson County  (2012)
Associate MemberRuss Coo -  NEGA RESA (20115)
Affiliate MemberGreg Thompson - Scientific Learning (2014)
Cabinet MemberGary Gibson, - Muscogee County (2015)
Retired MemberMike Stanton (2012)
TreasurerCurtis Jones, - Griffin-Spalding County (2015)
GAEL Past President
District  1Will Hardin - Camden County  (2014)
District  2Charles Nagle- Columbia County (2014)
District  3Barbara Pulliam-Davis- Greene County (2014)
District  4Matt Arthur- Rabun County (2014)
District  5Vickie Reed-Murray County (2014)
District  6Melody Day- Chickamauga City (2014)
District  7Carol Lane- Meriwether County (2014)
District  8Jimmy Martin- Chattahoochee County (2012)
District  9Sabrina Everett- Thomasville City (2015)
District 10Keith Humphrey- Lanier County (2012)
District 11Tom Cochran - Atkinson County (2015)
District 12Charles Ledbetter - Dublin City (2013)
District 13Anthony Pack- Monroe County (2013)
District 14Donna Hinton, Washington County (2013)
District 15Maggie Shook- Fayette County (2013)
District 16Emily Lembeck- Marietta City (2013)


John ZaunerExecutive Director404.413.8137jzauner@gsu.edu
Josh HooperAssistant Executive Director404.413.8137


Debra HardenProfessional Development Director706.425.1979gssdmh@langate.gsu.edu
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