Dr. Grant Rivera
Marietta City Schools
Education: Bachelor’s degree in education and social policy from Northwestern University; master’s and doctorate degrees from the University of Alabama
Career highlights: Rivera serves as the Superintendent of Marietta City Schools, becoming the 13th superintendent since 1892, leading the district’s 12 schools, approximately 8,900 students and 1,200 employees. Prior to this position, he served as the Chief of Staff for the Cobb County School District, which has 112 schools and over 111,000 students. He was a principal for nine years at three high schools: South Cobb High School in Austell (2005-2009), Campbell High School in Smyrna (2009-2011), and Westlake High School in Fulton County (2011-2014). Rivera has been associated with numerous professional development activities in the area of school law, school law enforcement officer research, and special education law. He also served as an adjunct professor of educational law at the University of West Georgia. He and his wife, Jenn, live in Marietta with their two daughters.