The Get Georgia Reading Campaign operates under the auspices and guiding vision of a group of high-level statewide public/private organization leaders. Cabinet members:
- Leverage their statewide reach and positions of leadership to promote the application of the four-pillar framework at the systems level; and
- Act as ambassadors inside their sectors and network, sharing information about the Campaign and promoting use of the four pillars as a framework for action.
The Cabinet has two subcommittees:
- Data/Evaluation: These are the Cabinet-appointed data/evaluation subject matter experts representing GaDOE, DECAL, DPH, Emory, ARC, GaFCP, GEEARS, GOSA, and GPEE. Members of this subcommittee provide access to and analysis of data to monitor the landscape of factors impacting children’s ability to read and progress toward change.
- Communication: These are the Cabinet-appointed communication subject matter experts representing GaDOE, DECAL, DPH, GEEARS, and GaFCP. Members of this subcommittee chaired by GPB provide professional services, support, and guidance for communicating the science behind the four pillars, the progress of partners taking action, and the experiences of individuals and communities working to Get Georgia Reading.
The Campaign’s host organization is GaFCP, which is also the state’s Kids Count grantee. In its role as host organization, and as a member of the Campaign Cabinet, GaFCP has connected its statewide network of Collaboratives and technical assistance team to support our mission. The collective efforts of these leaders and the hundreds of other partner organizations are supported by a small Campaign staff based at GaFCP.
In addition to Cabinet members and partners investing in strategies to realize our four-pillar framework, the Campaign is supported by investments from national- and Georgia-focused foundations and corporations. This essential support makes possible the operation of the Campaign and innovations in early learning and literacy.
Meet the Cabinet
Amy Jacobs, Commissioner
Allison Setterlind, Director of Head Start State Collaboration Office
Susan Adams, Assistant Commissioner for Pre-K and Instructional Supports
Bentley Ponder, Senior Director of Research and Policy
Richard Woods, State Superintendent
Dr. Caitlin Dooley, Deputy Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction
Dr. Garry McGiboney, Deputy Superintendent for the Office of School Safety
Martha Ann Todd, President, Columbus Technical College
Dr. Cayanna Good, Assistant Commissioner of Adult Education
Annaliza Thomas, Director, Certified Literate Community Program, Office of Adult Education