Deal names Office of Student Achievement executive director

October 13, 2011

Today Gov. Nathan Deal named Bonnie Stewart Holliday as executive director of the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement. This agency provides education information to stakeholders across Georgia. It focuses on all levels of education, from pre-kindergarten centers to higher education institutions. Parents, educators, business leaders and community activists are able to use this information to help support and improve education statewide.

Bonnie Stewart Holliday
Holliday comes to the Office of Student Achievement from the Office of Planning and Budget where she served as the Accountability Manager for the Race to the Top Innovation Fund. Prior to joining OPB, she was the Accountability Program Manager for the Georgia Charter Schools Commission. She also worked for OSA 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. Holliday and her husband, Lea, reside in Atlanta.