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Georgia Slack

      Georgia Slack currently is co-owner of a successful Florida-based educational consultant firm that works with public education entities and private firms throughout the United States.

      Georgia is a graduate of the University of Florida School of Journalism and holds a dual advanced degree in political science and journalism. She has been a reporter for several newspapers including The Miami Herald, The Daytona Beach News Journal and the Gainesville Daily Sun. Her assignments ranged from covering the night police beat to reporting on public education and on the state legislature. She served as the City Editor for the Hollywood, Fl. Sun Tattler where she also wrote a weekly column dealing with a wide range of issues from local politics to the humorous pitfalls of motherhood.

      Georgia moved from the newsroom to the schoolroom in her mid-career. She directed the public information and community relations programs for two of the nation’s largest school districts: Miami-Dade County Public Schools, the nation’s fourth largest public school district and subsequently for Broward County Public Schools (Ft. Lauderdale), the nation’s fifth largest school district. In that capacity, she directed the internal and external news information functions of the school districts; the community outreach and volunteer programs and partnership activities between the public school system and higher education, community agencies and private business entities. Her duties included numerous speaking appearances and workshop presentations before parents, local civic groups and state education associations.

      A Florida resident since her elementary school days, Georgia currently lives in the Ft. Lauderdale area and, through her Firm, continues to serve a governmental lobbyist for several of Florida’s major public school districts, representing them before the State Legislature.

      Georgia is a co-author of School Board Talk, which offers new and experienced members of school boards some straightforward advice on surviving as a public school board member. Her articles also have appeared in various newspapers and national magazines.

To request information on Georgia Slack, e-mail gslack@educationspeakersgroup.com

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