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News Release

Contact: Thomas Algarin, Director, Communication & Information
770-422-3500 ext. 282

Release June 24, 2013

New Director Named, Special Education
MCS Department of Special Services
Bailey, 17-year veteran Cobb County Schools

MARIETTA, GA -The Board of Education of the City of Marietta has named Dr. Josette Bailey—current Assistant Director of Special Education, H.A.V.E.N. Academy Cobb County Schools—as Director, Special Education for Marietta City Schools (MCS). Bailey replaces Jody Drum (recently named Assistant Superintendent for Special Services effective July 1, 2013).

Bailey brings 20 years of experience in Special Education, most recently as Assistant Director of H.A.V.E.N. Academy, a Georgia Network of Educational and Therapeutic Supports (GNETS) program serving Marietta City, Cobb, and Douglas County. Over the course of her

17-year tenure with the Cobb County School District, Bailey served as a Special Education Supervisor/Teacher, Professional Learning Instructor, and Student Support Team Coordinator.

A graduate of Georgia State University, Bailey earned a Doctorate of Education and a Master of Education in Special Education at that institute, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Spelman College in Atlanta.

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