Dr. Barrow began his career in education in 1980. He is in his fourth year as the Superintendent of Fayette County Schools, having served previously as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, and superintendent across the K-12 spectrum in several Georgia school systems.
Dr. Barrow has been awarded multiple honors during his career. He received the prestigious Georgia School Superintendents Association’s Bill Barr Leadership Award as well as being named the Georgia Association of Educational Leader’s Outstanding Educator and the Georgia Partnership for TeleHealth Champion of the Year. He was recognized by the Georgia Senate for efforts in educational excellence and was chosen as Superintendent of the Year for the Georgia Head Start Program in 2012.
In 2015, Dr. Barrow was selected as the College of Education Alumnus of the Year for Georgia Southern University. Dr. Barrow was a finalist for the Superintendent of the Year for GSSA and was awarded the AVPRIDE “Diamonds in the Rough” honor in 2016.
Dr. Barrow was named GSSA Superintendent of the Year for Georgia in 2016, and represented the state in the AASA 2017 National Superintendent of the Year competition.
He and his wife, Dr. Susan Barrow, are the proud parents of five children, two of whom are currently enrolled in the Fayette County School System.
Dr. Barrow’s accomplishments include:
Dr. Barrow has led his districts to these accomplishments while dealing with massive budget challenges. He truly strives to be a “Champion for Children” in all endeavors, and works to put children first in every situation.
|Dr. Joseph C. Barrow, Jr.||Superintendent||770-460-3535, x.115|
|Kaye Sikes||Administrative Assistant||770-460-3535, x.115|
|Mr. Tom Gray||Assistant Superintendent of Business and Personnel Management||770-460-3535, x.135|
|Bonnie Childers||Executive Secretary||770-460-3535, x.135|
|Mr. Sam Sweat||Director of Special Projects||770-460-3535, x.103|
|Gemala Coursey||Receptionist||770-460-3535, x.101|
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