Todd new head of Governor's Office of Student Achievement

by Staff Reports

Meriwether County resident Martha Ann Todd has been named director of the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement by Gov. Nathan Deal.

Todd, who lives in Greenville, was named to the post – along with several other appointments – on March 8. Prior to joining GOSA, Todd was the associate superintendent of teacher and leader effectiveness at the Georgia Department of Education.

In 2011, Todd visited Coweta County when she gave a presentation at West Georgia RESA in Grantville.

She has more than 30 years of experience in education, in both public and private schools, serving kindergarten through 12th grade.

Her teaching experiences range from instructing a kindergarten class to teaching high school algebra.

Todd has also served in a wide range of leadership roles throughout her career at the school, district and state levels. In Meriwether County, she served as assistant superintendent for school improvement.

Todd holds a bachelor’s in elementary education from Emory University, a master’s in educational leadership from Columbus State University and a specialist in education degree in educational leadership from Georgia College and State University.

She lives in Greenville with her husband, Robert Lee Todd IV.

She is the mother of two grown children and has two grandchildren.

Also on March 8, Deal appointed Tracy A. Ireland as interim president of the Georgia Student Finance Commission. The governor also nominated Christopher Tomlinson to serve as director of the State Road and Tollway Authority and Diana Pope as director of the Georgia State Financing and Investment Commission.

The appointments of Pope and Tomlinson require approval by their respective boards.

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