Community shares expectations for new Gwinnett schools Superintendent Calvin Watts at his first school board meeting

As Gwinnett STOPP co-founder Marlyn Tillman stood before the county’s school board and prepared to speak on Thursday, it have seemed like she was going to address the entire board, but her comments were directed at one person: new Gwinnett County Public Schools Superintendent Calvin Watts.

As she began her remarks, she congratulated him on being GCPS’ first Black superintendent before evoking the old adage, ‘To whom much is given, much is expected.’ She then called for equity in the schools and an overhaul of the discipline system in the district.