Dr. Lori Ward-Rodgers serves as the Assistant Superintendent of District Effectiveness and Federal Programs for the Bibb County School District. She is a veteran educator with varied experiences within K-12 and higher education. She has served as a college instructor, teacher, and director of assessment, gifted education, human resources, Pre-K, professional learning, and federal programs.
Dr. Rodgers holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Georgia, Master of Science in Administration, Planning, and Social Policy from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in Educational Policy Studies from Georgia State University. In 2010, she completed the first cohort of the Georgia Association School Superintendents Association's District Office Professional Development Program.
Dr. Rodgers has served as an AdvancEd External Review team member and Associate Lead Evaluator for school district accreditation. She has been involved in several civic and educational organizations, to include Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Heart of Georgia, Georgia Association of Curriculum and Instructional Supervision, the National Association of Gifted Children, and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. In addition, Dr. Rodgers serves on the Board of Directors for the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia. She is also a member of Georgia Compensatory Educational Leaders.