Dr. Jeff Rose joined Fulton County Schools as its Superintendent of Schools in June 2016. As Superintendent, he is responsible for the leadership, administration and management of approximately 96,700 students, 105 schools, 14,000 full- and part-time employees, and a $1.01 billion general fund budget.
A key focus of Dr. Rose's leadership is to provide direction for developing Fulton County Schools' new strategic plan. The plan will serve as a guide for the district's work during the next five-year cycle, helping to ensure that all stakeholders in the community – from the School Board, to principals, to teachers and staff, to parents and community members – are working toward a shared set of goals and priorities.
Prior to joining Fulton County Schools, Dr. Rose served for five years as superintendent of Beaverton School District, Oregon's third largest school system located near Portland. During his 21 years in education, Dr. Rose has served as an educational assistant, classroom teacher (taught 4th/5th grades), principal, director of school improvement and the superintendent of schools in Canby School District, also in Oregon. He earned his Doctorate and Master of Education degrees from Lewis and Clark College and holds an undergraduate degree in education from Long Beach State.
Dr. Rose is an instructional leader who believes every student deserves a quality education that prepares him or her for college and/or career. He has built a reputation for establishing focused, collaborative and transparent organizations of learning. He has a proven track record of innovation and an unrelenting focus on student achievement. Jeff has led Beaverton School District through the most difficult financial times in the district's history, helping to focus school and community efforts as an organization.
Dr. Rose and his wife, Lisa, have two school-aged children who attend Fulton County Schools.