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New state superintendent sworn in
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Brad Bryant was sworn into office today as Georgia's new superintendent.

Bryant was previously a member of the State Board of Education and was appointed by Governor Sonny Perdue in June to fill the unexpired term of Superintendent Kathy Cox who resigned to head the U.S. Education Delivery Institute in Washington, D.C.

"It's an honor and privilege to serve as State School Superintendent," said Bryant. "As a parent who had children in public
schools and whose wife continues to work in one, I know the challenges we face and how important a quality education is to our state?s future. I will hit the ground running to ensure we provide the foundation that positively benefits our students, teachers and communities."

Prior to his appointment as State School Superintendent, Bryant served seven years as the 4th District representative on the State Board of Education. He is the past President of the National Association of State Boards of Education. Bryant also worked as a Special Liaison to the Clayton County and Warren County school systems to help them regain their accreditation. Bryant served on the DeKalb County Board of Education for twelve years, including seven years as its Chair. Bryant holds a Bachelor's from Presbyterian College in South Carolina, a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Georgia and a Juris Doctorate from Mercer University. He is an attorney and a member of the State Bar of Georgia.