Sandy Addis has 42 years of experience in public education in Georgia and South Carolina as a teacher, counselor, principal, and central office administrator and currently serves as a local school board member. He has led successful superintendent searches for 15 Georgia school boards. He has delivered over 50 training sessions to Georgia school boards on topics including leadership succession, accountability, planning, and program evaluation. He has conducted central office organizational studies and has trained teachers and administrators in data utilization, counseling, leadership, strategic planning, and dropout prevention. Sandy served as Director of Pioneer Regional Educational Service Agency from 2004 to 2013.
Sandy has led teams of educators in development of data systems, school improvement tools, and web-based systems for delivery of teacher and administrator training. He has developed and led implementation of numerous summer and after-school programs and has managed and evaluated federal and state grant projects. In 2012-13, Sandy chaired the Educator Ethics Task Force for the Georgia Professional Standards Commission and helped to develop ethics training resources that are used across Georgia.
In addition to his work with King-Cooper, Sandy serves as Director of the National Dropout Prevention Center where he consults with school districts, state departments, and federal agencies on improvement of high school graduation rates.
Sandy earned his B.A. from Furman University, his M.Ed. from Clemson University, and his Ed.D. from South Carolina State University. He has taught graduate courses for Piedmont College, Clemson University, South Carolina State University, and the University of South Carolina Upstate.