Alisha T Searcy

SBP Mentor

At the age of 23, Alisha Thomas Searcy made history as the first African American to serve in the Georgia Legislature representing residents of Cobb County. Searcy’s leadership in politics is leaving a longstanding footprint in county and Georgia state history. Her legislative work leaves a legacy for students and their families to access options within the public schools.

After serving six terms in the Georgia House of Representatives, Searcy turned her sights to focus on improving educational outcomes for students, full time. She completed the distinguished Broad Superintendents Academy, and later was appointed Superintendent of Schools at Ivy Preparatory Academies – a network of all-girls public schools of excellence. In 2022, Searcy returned to politics. Winning 57% of the vote in a four-way race, Searcy became the Democratic Nominee for State School Superintendent. In this historic win, she won all 159 counties in the state of Georgia.

Utilizing her experiences as a policy maker, superintendent and non-profit leader along with her deep passion for Education, Searcy currently runs her own education consulting firm. She is an ongoing contributor on Fox 5 Atlanta’s Georgia Gang on Sunday mornings. She is a frequent speaker and thought leader on education matters across numerous platforms and has been featured in several publications including Essence, Ebony and Marie Claire magazines.