This Week's Marietta Matters Newsletter



December 16, 2016


The Board of Education of the City of Marietta

Named a 2016 GSBA Exemplary School Board

Georgia School Board Association - Statewide Recognition


The Board of Education of the City of Marietta recently earned designation as a 2016 Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA) 2016 Exemplary School Board.   The Exemplary Board status recognizes school boards that exemplify best practices in school governance and leadership.  GSBA recognizes good school board governance to 

foster educational community cultures in order to advance student learning and achievement.  The Board of Education of the City of Marietta met and or exceeded the criteria set forth by GSBA to earn this honor of a 2016 Exemplary School Board.  


The GSBA Board recognition program is a three-year, three-tiered program beginning with the Quality Board status.  The Board of Education of the City of Marietta exceeded previous qualifications as a Distinguished Board and earned the highest level of recognition as an Exemplary Board at the Annual Conference on December 3, 2016.


GSBA also recognized Irene Berens with a 15 Years’ Service Pin for her consecutive years of work as a Marietta City Schools Board Member, representing Ward Seven. Berens joined the board in April 2001 and is now in her fourth full term on the board. More>>


Honoring Dr. Emily Lembeck

Superintendent Dr. Emily Lembeck's Retirement Reception

The Marietta City Schools community joined in a Retirement Reception and Program honoring the legacy of Dr. Emily Lembeck. View photos of this event here>>


Honor Dr. Lembeck's Legacy by donate to her new 

Literary Endowment.

Donate Here

Choice Academies

District Opens Application Window

Elementary Choice Academies Program



Dr. Rivera Named as MCS Superintendent

Marietta Board of Education 

Names Dr. Grant Rivera as Superintendent

Rivera, Current Chief of Staff — Cobb County School District

The Board of Education of City of Marietta announces the appointment of Dr. Grant Rivera as the new Superintendent Grant RiveraSuperintendent of Marietta City Schools (MCS). This announcement followed a unanimous board vote at a special called board meeting this morning. Dr. Rivera, currently the Chief of Staff for Cobb County School District (CCSD), will take over as MCS Superintendent effective January 1, 2017, immediately following Dr. Emily Lembeck’s retirement effective December 31, 2016. 

“Dr. Rivera's overall experience, his understanding of the Cobb/Marietta Community and his passion to be a collaborative superintendent for Marietta made him a strong candidate from the beginning,” said MCS Board Chair Jason Waters. “We believe he has the expertise to work effectively with the board, the staff, and community to lead Marietta City Schools.” More>>

Parent Feedback for School Climate

Georgia Parent Survey

All parents are encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey. Data will be used to inform the School Climate Star Rating for each school.

Complete Survey>>


Mark Your Calendars

  • Dec. 22 Jan. 2, 2017                Winter Break (All Locations Closed)


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