Information from the Worth Co. Bd. of Ed.
Sylvester, Georgia - At the April 15 meeting, the Worth County Board of Education appointed and welcomed Dr. Barbara Thomas as Worth County School Systems next Superintendent of Schools, effective July 1, 2010.
When asked about the selection Board Chairman William Jenkins said, "We are excited about Dr. Thomas beginning her tenure as superintendent and look forward to working with her to progress our school system. We are confident that she will lead our school system with professionalism and uphold our mission to ensure a quality education for all students leading to graduation and productive citizenship."
Dr. Thomas has served as Director of Personnel for the Worth County School System (WCSS) since the 2007-2008 school year. She was named principal at Worth County High School from 2005-2007 and Career Technical and Agricultural Education Director/Assistant Principal from 2001-2005.
Prior to joining WCSS, she worked in the Colquitt County School System from 1987 to 2001. She served as a Health Care Science teacher at Colquitt County High School (CCHS) and as a Department Chair for Trade and Industry. Before joining the public education field Dr. Thomas was a Registered Nurse at Colquitt Regional Medical Center, Nursing Supervisor, and the Director of Industrial Nursing which is a component of the Education and Training Department.
Commenting on her appointment, Dr. Thomas said, "I am thankful for the opportunity and challenge of serving as Superintendent for the Worth County School System. My varied career experiences have prepared me to provide leadership for students, teachers, and staff. While these are certainly very trying times for public education, my focus for the WCSS remains constant. We will continue to increase student achievement by providing a quality education for all students."
Dr. Thomas has earned an Associate in Nursing from ABAC, Bachelors and Masters of Education from Valdosta State University, Doctorate through Nova Southeastern University, and completed the requirements for her Leadership Degree at Albany State University.