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Two Cherokee County educators named to Governor's Education Advisory Board
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Two Cherokee County educators named to Governor's Education Advisory Board

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. -- Governor Nathan Deal has named two Cherokee County School District representatives to his new Education Advisory Board.

Kurt Wheeler, a teacher at Dean Rusk Middle School in Canton, and Janet Reed, a member of the Cherokee County School Board, were named to the board, which will provide the Governor with input and feedback on important education issues in Georgia.

"With the members of my Education Advisory Board now in place, I look forward to meeting with them on a quarterly basis to discuss how we can continue to improve educational outcomes for Georgia students," said Governor Deal as he announced the board appointments on Friday, Feb. 25. "The Georgians on these panels are leaders in their fields, and they are giving of their time and talents to help our state strive for educational excellence."

Wheeler teaches Georgia history at Dean Rusk. He has served in the United States Air Force, earned a bachelor's degree in professional aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and received teaching certification from Kennesaw State University.

He also holds a Master of Ministry from St. Michael's Seminary and a Master of Math Education from Piedmont College.

Wheeler has been a pastor for 14 years and has also taught literature, math, speech and drama to fourth through eighth grade students. He is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Education.

Janet Reed, a resident of Woodstock, has been involved in public education since 1998. She was first appointed to the Cherokee County School Board seven years ago.

Reed has previously served as a principal's secretary, a substitute teacher and the PTA President at Bascomb Elementary in Woodstock. She holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Milligan College in Tennessee.

The Education Advisory Board will hold its first meeting on Friday, Mar. 25.

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