(Lawrenceville, Ga., March 19, 2021) – Today Chairwoman Nicole Hendrickson issued the following statement about Gwinnett County Public Schools Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks’ service to Gwinnett and GCPS’s search for a new superintendent:

“I want to express my sincere gratitude to Superintendent Alvin Wilbanks for his decades of service to the families in our county. Under Mr. Wilbanks’ leadership, Gwinnett County Public Schools, the 13th largest school system in the country, has repeatedly been recognized as one of the nation’s best. Our schools are a key reason for this community’s success and for the high quality of life we all enjoy. I am grateful for Mr. Wilbanks’ service to this county and for the exceptional education my son is experiencing in Gwinnett County Public Schools.

Transition brings opportunity, and I am looking forward to supporting the Board of Education’s plan to conduct a national search for a new superintendent. I believe their plan will deliver a leader that will carry the Gwinnett Standard of excellence even further. I know my colleagues serving on the Board of Education recognize how important it will be to find a superintendent who will continue to embrace our diverse community and maintain collaboration with our County and city governments, our strong non-profit sector, as well as our dynamic business community to build on Gwinnett County’s success. As the Gwinnett community has always done, we will rally to support the leadership that is entrusted to educate our children.”

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