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Dr. Rachel B. Hazel was named the new Superintendent of the Troup County School System beginning July 1, 2024. A native of Coweta County, Dr. Hazel attended school there until the 7th grade. She graduated from Pike County High School. Dr. Hazel holds a Doctorate Degree from the University of Central Florida in Executive Leadership, a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from Stetson University, and a Bachelor of Science in Exceptional Student Education focusing on Mental Handicaps from the University of Central Florida.

Dr. Hazel began her career with Volusia County Public Schools in 1996 as a front desk receptionist. At the school level, she has been a special education teacher, teacher on assignment, assistant principal, and principal. During her tenure, she has served on and led both the Teaching, Learning, and Leading division and the operational division of the school district.

Her district leadership experience includes serving as Executive Director of Curriculum, Chief Academic Officer, and Director of Human Resources. As Director of Human Resources, Mrs. Hazel negotiated contracts with three bargaining units during the COVID-19 pandemic and implemented and managed the district's Strategic Plan.

She has contributed to books, presented nationally and internationally, and been featured in papers regarding her work in leadership coaching.

For assistance, please contact Kristi East, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent, by phone at 706-812-7900, ext. 1112, or by email at