Catherine Pozniak

Key Facts

Party Democrat
Status Challenger


Pozniak grew up in Cobb County, a Sprayberry High School graduate. She graduated from the University of Sydney, the University of Cambridge, and Harvard University with a Ph.D. in education leadership [4]. Pozniak taught on the Rosebud Lakota Sioux Reservation and was also the executive director of the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary education [2].

Key Issues


Due to the pandemic, Pozniak believes a plan must be implemented to aid all grades that were put off by the pandemic. Pozniak wants to implement plans to put students back on track [4]. She wants to create better learning opportunities for teachers and develop an “academic strategy” [5].


Pozniak wants to create a plan to utilize the $250 million dollars of federal help given for students and teachers. She says that the Board does not have a plan for using this money, and she plans to create one [4]. She will mainly implement literacy and special education plans using this money [5].


1 Ballotpedia

2 Cobb County Courier

3 East Cobb News

4 Pozniak’s Official Website

5 Patch