Cobb County School District, Georgia

Chris Ragsdale
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Student Enrollment: 111,854 (63% students of color, 35% economically disadvantaged, 12% Limited English Proficient)

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Chris Ragsdale is a transformational educator whose dynamic leadership continues to serve as the driving force for academic excellence in Cobb County.

He is currently superintendent of the Cobb County School District, the second largest public school system in Georgia and 23rd largest in the United States, with an enrollment exceeding 113,000 students.

Mr. Ragsdale previously served the Cobb County School District as Deputy Superintendent for Operations from 2011-2014 and as Chief Technology Officer from 2006-2014, where he managed plant operations, safety, transportation, maintenance, and technology integration.

He has more than two decades of experience in school operations and information technology in the public and private sectors, including roles as Chief Information Officer for nearby Paulding County Schools and in network and database management for Bellsouth (AT&T) and IBM.

Mr. Ragsdale has also been responsible for planning and execution of capital projects approved by Cobb voters and funded by the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST).

Mr. Ragsdale obtained a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems and a master's degree in Educational Leadership from Kennesaw State University. Mr. Ragsdale and his wife currently reside in Cobb County.