In this unprecedented year of challenges and change, State School Superintendent Richard Woods has selected Seminole County student Will Walker and 63 other Georgia students to serve on his 2020-21 Student Advisory Council. According to the GADOE web site, “these middle and high school students will meet with Superintendent Woods to discuss the impact of state policies in the classroom.”
Superintendent Woods understands that now, more than ever, it is essential to speak directly with students regarding their school experiences. The group of students includes representatives from every Regional Educational Service Agency district in Georgia, and members were selected from a pool of more than 1,400 applicants who applied to serve on the council.
“We are profoundly proud that Will Walker was chosen as the representative from our RESA. His essay on ideas for public education landed him a spot on the council,” commented Woods.
Will, a Sophomore at Seminole County Middle High School, will attend his first virtual council meeting in November. He is the son of Dr. Josh and Kendra Walker of Donalsonville.
The State School Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council is a group of students in grades 9-12 who discuss how decisions made at the state level are affecting students throughout Georgia. Members meet throughout the school year with State Superintendent Woods and are advisors who act as liaisons between the Department of Education and the students of Georgia.