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Surprise goodbye for school system superintendent

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Sunday afternoon Dougherty County School System employees gathered to say goodbye to superintendent Dr. Sally Whatley.

The reception was a surprise. School board members, teachers, staff, and city and county leaders attended so show their appreciation.

She was given a number of accolades and gifts including a three thousand dollar trip to anywhere she chooses.

Dr. Whatley has been with the school system for 15 years, serving six as deputy superintendent and nine in her current position.

She says she wants the community's continued support of the school system in her departure.

"I'm very proud of our children I thank our community for supporting our school system, embrace our children. Our schools and school system can't do it alone it has to be a community effort," said Dr. Sally Whatley, Dougherty County Schools Superintendent.

Whatley shot down rumors that she'll be going to the troubled Randolph County School system, she says she doesn't know what retirement holds.

Her Contract will end on June 30th, but says she will stay as long as it takes for a smooth transition.

The school board is in the process of drafting a contract for Dr. Joshua Murfree who was selected for the job of superintendent.

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