Bonnie Holliday is the new executive director of the state Charter Schools Commission, the agency resurrected by the November charter school amendment vote.
She had been with the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement.
Here is her bio from the GOSA site:
Bonnie Holliday was appointed Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement in October 2011. Prior to joining the GOSA team, she worked for the Office of Planning and Budget as the Accountability Manager for the Race to the Top Innovation Fund and for the Georgia Charter Schools Commission as the Program Manager for Accountability. She also worked previously for GOSA as the Planning and Policy Development Specialist where she coordinated the implementation and evaluation of the agency’s education policy initiatives.
Holliday received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Georgia. She is currently a doctoral candidate in UGA’s Educational Administration and Policy program, where she is completing a dissertation on school choice coalition building in Georgia. While completing her doctoral coursework, Holliday held research assistantships in the Learning and Performance Support Laboratory and the Educational Policy and Evaluation Center. She also taught English at a public high school in Banks County prior to returning to graduate school.
–From Maureen Downey, for the AJC Get Schooled blog