|Georgia Superintendent of Schools|
January 10, 2011 – January 12, 2015
|Preceded by||William Bradley Bryant|
|Succeeded by||Richard Woods|
Dr. John D. Barge is the former superintendent of schools for the U.S. state of Georgia. He was also a candidate for Governor of Georgia in the 2014 election, coming in third place in the Republican primary and receiving 11.5% of the vote. This year, Barge will go up against incumbent State School Superintendent Richard Woods, who he beat in the 2010 primary. Democrat Sid Chapman also qualified Monday to run for the seat Of State Superintendent the position Barge held in 2010-2015.
Barge graduated from Berry College in Rome, Georgia with a bachelor's degree, from the University of West Georgia with master's and specialist's degrees, and from the University of Georgia with a doctorate in educational leadership. He has served as a high school and middle school teacher, assistant principal, and principal, and as the State Director of Career, Technical and Agriculture Education for the Georgia Department of Education. Prior to being elected State School Superintendent, Barge served as the Director of Secondary Curriculum & Instruction with the Bartow County School System.
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