Maggie V. Shook, Ed.D., is currently in her tenth year as Superintendent of the Thomaston-Upson School System. She is an alumna of Appalachian State University, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and Georgia Southern University, where she received her Doctorate in Educational Administration. Prior to accepting the leadership position with Thomaston-Upson Schools, Dr. Shook served as the Superintendent of Region 16 School District in Prospect, Connecticut. She has also worked for the Screven County School District in Sylvania, Georgia, as Director of Curriculum and has held teaching, media, and administrative positions within the Guilford County School District in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Dr. Shook has authored or co-authored the following publications: “The Role of Mentoring in Developing Professional and Personal Competencies for School Administrators” (author); “Sweatin’ the Small Stuff” (co-author); and “The Green School” (co-author). In addition, she has received the following awards and/or recognitions: GA School Superintendents Association's (GSSA) Bill Barr Leadership Award (2014); GSSA President's Award (2011); Southern Christian Leadership Conference Special Achievement Award (2012); Masonic Flint River Daylight Lodge Educator of the Year (2014).
Dr. Shook has created a culture of achievement for all Thomaston-Upson students in grades PK-12 by developing a shared vision and mission, establishing specific goals,and setting high expectations for students and staff. She believes that personal responsibility is fundamental to effective leadership and is committed to providing both teachers and students with the educational resources and opportunities necessary to build a world-class public school system within Thomaston and Upson County, Georgia.