Dr. Calvin J. Watts


Gwinnett County Public Schools

Dr. Calvin J. Watts serves as superintendent of Gwinnett County Public Schools - Georgia's largest school district and the eleventh-largest and seventh-most diverse district in the Nation—since July 30, 2021. As a former GCPS leader for 13 years, Dr. Watts rejoined the district after serving as superintendent of Kent School District (KSD) for six years. His education career also includes positions with the Archdiocese of Atlanta, Seattle Public Schools, Atlanta Public Schools, and Carrollton City Schools. Dr. Watts' leadership philosophy has always been to reach and teach all students as if they had his last name. Dr. Watts is focused on building the bridge from empathy to excellence, along with listening and learning to engage more people in the school district's work and the strategic plan. Under his leadership, the school district has brought new voices into the conversation about how GCPS can better serve the whole learner in terms of what our students need to be successful.