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Cliff Cole, Paulding County School District Superintendent

As the Superintendent of Paulding County School District, Cliff Cole is a man wearing many hats. Through the years, Cliff taught physical education for six years in Cobb County, as well as coached high school baseball, football and wrestling. He spent six years as an assistant principal and then as principal at Shelton Elementary, prior joining the Paulding County district office in 2003. Since then, he has served as the middle school operations director, county athletic director and a variety of operations positions – from assistant superintendent to deputy superintendent. In April of 2010, Cliff was named to his current role as superintendent.

We met with Cliff for a short Q&A on his role, accomplishments and future goals.

Current job and responsibilities.

As Superintendent, it’s like I am the acting Chief Operating Officer. I’m responsible for every decision that’s made within the school district. Basically every aspect of the district from the day-to-day operations, budget, vi…

It’s Hot Out There! Be Safe!

All around Georgia, friends and family are enjoying their summers. Whether it is spending a day at the water park, exploring the city, or a nice relaxed day at home, everyone is taking advantage of the warmer weather and remembering why we are affectionately known as “Hotlanta.” As we plan our summer workweeks, we must be cognizant of the dangers that come along with the longer and hotter days.

According to a report conducted by the Atlanta headquartered Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) extreme heat is the leading cause of weather related deaths in the United States. The U.S. Environment Protection Agency defines extreme heat as “periods of summertime weather that are substantially hotter and/or more humid than typical for a given location at that time of year.” These events can also cause other health problems such as cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke, which can become potentially fatal. Fortunately for us, heat-related illnesses are preventable.

As an active me…