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Carrollton City Schools Superintendent Accepts Job In Native Nebraska


Carrollton, GA – Carrollton City Schools, a statewide leader in public education, announced today that CCS superintendent Dr. Kent Edwards has been offered and intends to accept the job of superintendent of the Kearney Public School District in Kearney, Nebraska. Transition plans will be finalized in the coming weeks.

Carrollton City Schools Board of Education Chairman Dr. Mike Rothschild expressed a positive outlook when he received the news. “When other organizations recruit our people, it is confirmation that we employ outstanding leaders. As a board, and I believe I speak for the Carrollton community, we are sad to lose Dr. Edwards. The call of home is the one thing we can’t replicate. We wish him and his family the very best. Many incredible things have taken place during during his tenure.” Rothschild continued, “The Carrollton City School system is bigger than any one person. I am confident that we will recruit the highest caliber leader to take us forward. We will begin the process of selecting the best candidates shortly.”

Edwards’ tenure at CCS is marked with many innovative programs and offerings. These include: the construction of a new Early Learning Center for PreK and K, Georgia’s only state certified K-3 STEM program, CHS becoming only the 18th AdvancED certified STEM school in the world, the addition of the International Baccalaureate program at CHS, the creation of the innovative Advanced Learning and Trojan Excellence programs at CES and CMS, record graduation rates, working with city leaders to widen Ben Scott Boulevard to assist with traffic problems, the introduction of Community and Schools to assist students, the overwhelming passage of a property tax bond to build a new high school, passage of two eSPLOST referendums, CCS being on the forefront in granting an easement for the Carrollton Greenbelt, addition of women’s volleyball and men’s and women’s lacrosse to the Trojan athletic program, world-class upgrades to technology and access, CCS becoming one of the state’s first Charter School Districts, Bring Your Own Device programs and the renowned Southwire Engineering Academy. Additionally, Edwards most recently served on the Governor’s Education Reform Commission and was one of only two school superintendents appointed to the Reform Commission finance subcommittee.

“I was honored to lead this system as the high school principal and now as superintendent,” said Dr. Kent Edwards. “Personally, this was a difficult decision and now it is over. It is time to focus on the work that needs to be done here in Carrollton. There are almost 5,000 children and over 500 employees that expect us to be ready to be at our best every day. It is time to get back to work for the children and families of Carrollton.”

Visit www. carrolltoncityschools.net for more details.

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Alice Ridley-Teal
Six-time STAR teacher, Alice taught Advanced Placement English, literature, composition, speech and theater for over twenty years, part of which time she also served as Director of Admissions, Development, Public Relations, and Alumni at Oak Mountain Academy. She is the managing partner of Ridley-Teal Properties and content editor for the City Menus. She is a board member of the Carroll Symphony Orchestra and enjoys playing flute with the Carroll Community Wind Ensemble.