Board of Directors
Dr. Stan DeJarnett currently serves as the Executive Director for The Georgia Vision Project: A Vision for Public Education, a collaborative project developed to transform Georgia’s public schools by maximizing potential in two primary areas: 1) student achievement and 2) trust and support for public education in every community. This venture, begun in 2009, has the support of 80% of Georgia’s local school systems, Georgia’s colleges and universities, the business community and the leading educator organizations in Georgia. The Vision Project’s research-based recommendations are being implemented with success in school systems all over Georgia. Other states have begun their own Vision Projects using the Georgia model.
Dr. DeJarnett’s career as an educator includes successful tenures as a music educator, principal, curriculum specialist, and district leader. His most recent post prior to leading the Vision Project was as Superintendent of the Morgan County Schools in Madison, Georgia. Morgan County Schools have been recognized regionally and nationally for their innovation and record of student performance.
He remains active in many professional organizations, having served on the National Governing Board of the American Association of School Administrators and the Executive Board of the Georgia School Superintendents Association. Dr. DeJarnett has also served as President of the Georgia Association of Curriculum and Instructional Supervisors and as an executive board member for the Georgia Association of Educational Leaders and the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education. He has served as Chair of the Georgia Council of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools/AdvancEd.
He earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Music Education at Western Carolina University and his Doctorate in Educational Leadership at the University of Georgia.
Dr. DeJarnett is active in community life. He has served twice as Honorary Chair of the Morgan County United Way Campaign and the Morgan County Relay for Life Campaign. He has served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center. He currently serves on the boards of the Morgan County Foundation for Excellence in Public Education, Ferst Readers, and the Boys & Girls Club of Morgan County. He was selected by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce as a member of the Class of 2001 for Leadership Georgia.
He and his wife Kaye have three daughters, a son-in-law and one granddaughter.