Audra J. Saunders

Chief Academic Officer
Cartersville City School System

Audra Saunders currently serves as the Chief Academic Officer for the Cartersville City School System.  Her main responsibilities are curriculum, federal programs and assessment.  The Cartersville City School System has four schools that serve approximately 4600 students in grades preK through twelve just North of metro-Atlanta.  Prior to the appointment of Chief Academic Officer, Audra served as curriculum assistant principal for twelve years, which includes Cartersville High School (2012-2015) and Campbell High School in Cobb County, Georgia (2004-2012) where she also served as Athletic Director for two years.  Cobb School Counselor Association awarded her Administrator of the Year in 2011.  Audra began her career as a middle school science teacher at Crabapple Middle School in Fulton County, Georgia.  She then transitioned to teaching high school science at Sprayberry High School in Cobb County, Georgia.  Audra received a B.S. in Education - Secondary Biology from Kennesaw State University, an M.Ed. in Instructional Technology – Media from the University of West Georgia, and an Ed.S. in Administration and Supervision from the University of West Georgia.  She is a collaborative leader who builds community support and positive relationships with all school stakeholders in order to positively impact student learning.   Audra and her husband, Mark, live in Kennesaw, Georgia.