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Richmond County school system's executive directors get new titles

Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 8:31 PM
Last updated Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 12:33 AM
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The top officials in Rich­mond County Super­in­tendent Frank Roberson’s Cabinet will remain the same. They will just go by different job titles as of Thursday.

The four executive directors will now be called assistant superintendents, a change that will bring more authority when working with principals and more clarity to the public.

“It’s a clearer, more universal understanding,” said the assis­tant superintendent for instruction, Virginia Brad­shaw, formerly the executive director of middle schools. “Before it was like, an executive director – what does that mean?”

Roberson said the title changes are part of an effort to improve collaboration among principals, Cabinet members and parents so student achievement can move forward. With the new names, Rober­son hopes parents will understand which person to go to with concerns and issues. He also said he expects more interaction between the officials and the schools under their wing.

“This is ensuring there is a system in place at each school to effectively engage parents and community agencies in supporting the educational development of children and families,” Rober­son said. “It provides the authority that’s required to support principals.”

The school board approved the changes at its monthly meeting Thursday. The moves come with no change in salaries.

Apart from the expectation of more collaboration, the job descriptions remain relatively unchanged.

Deputy Superintendent Tim Spivey will oversee high school principals now that the position of executive director of high schools will remain vacant after Lynn Warr’s Nov. 30 retirement. Missoura Ashe, the assis­tant superintendent for ele­men­tary education, and Carol Rountree, the assistant super­in­ten­dent for student ser­vices, also will play a role in overseeing high schools.

Bradshaw will play a stronger role in curriculum and instruction for grades K-12 than she did as the executive director of middle schools. The roles of Controller Gene Spires and Chief Hu­man Re­sources Officer Nor­man Hill remain unchanged.

“It’s basically a title change,” Ashe said.


• Assistant superintendents of elementary education: Missoura Ashe and Cheryl Jones

• Assistant superintendent of instruction: Virginia Bradshaw

• Assistant superintendent of student services: Carol Rountree

• Deputy superintendent: Tim Spivey

• Controller: Gene Spires

• Chief human resources officer: Norman Hill

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I'm Back Again 01/18/13 - 07:15 am
Whoop T Doo!

Whoop T Doo!

soapy_725 01/18/13 - 10:06 am
You gotta love it LOL LOL

Playing gov'met. Playing with someone else money. RENAMING seems to be the new game in ARC. Shift them cups around and hide that pea.

We have a Czar of Medicine. A Director of Incompetence. A Council of Incompetence.

bumblebeerose 02/06/13 - 06:38 am
Our School System

RCBOE needs to think about how to handle teachers that alter students so they pass classes and get promoted to the next grade. I have seen and have proof of it. I have let the school board members know it was going on and they do not care. The answer I got was a teacher can do what they want with the grades from their class.
So in my mind changing the job titles is not going to help anything. It is just going to make them feel more important.
We wonder why students in high school can not read they have been passed thru school, move them on to the next grade and they become someone elses problem. I had an English teacher tell me one time that a student that was in the sixth grade ( which they should have been in the seventh grade) was reading on a fourth grade level and that was acceptable to her. Guess that is why the students can not read.

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