Gov. Nathan Deal recently announced Bobby Cagle will become the interim director of the Division of Family and Children Services, leaving his position as commissioner of the Department of Early Care and Learning. Cagle will replace Director Sharon Hill, who is leaving to serve at the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget. Amy Jacobs of Mableton, senior policy adviser for the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget, will replace Cagle as interim commissioner of DECAL.
Jacobs will serve on an interim basis, until a permanent replacement is named.
Jacobs began her career at OPB in 2001 in the planning, research and evaluation division, where her work focused on strategic planning and program evaluation. Also, while at OPB, she served as director of the Education Division and the General Government Division. Prior to that, she worked for two years in the Georgia Court of Appeals. She is a member of the Governor’s Innovation Fund Advisory Board. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia.
She and her husband, John, have two children and are members of Northside United Methodist Church.