2019 First Friday - May - Alvin Wilbanks
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Gwinnett Education... heading into the future
J. Alvin Wilbanks
CEO and Superintendent
Gwinnett County Public Schools
Join us as Mr. Wilbanks, CEO and Superintendent of GCPS discusses what it means and what it takes to be a system of world-class schools as Gwinnett County heads into the future. Understand initiatives to ensure rigor, relevance, and engagement in the curriculum and in the classroom. Learn about the power of effective governance and leadership in transforming schools and districts.
J. Alvin Wilbanks, founding president of Gwinnett Technical College, was named chief executive officer and superintendent of Gwinnett County Public Schools in March, 1996. Under his leadership, the school district has earned a reputation as one of the most successful in the country. The Broad* Foundation selected GCPS as a finalist for the prestigious Broad Prize for Urban Education three times—in 2009, 2010, and 2014—and awarded Gwinnett the Broad Prize in 2010 and 2014.