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November 28, 2006

Thomas County--  Flowers and gifts arrived all morning to congratulate Dr. Jean Quigg on the news she received last night.  "I had both cell phones in my lap on vibrate so I could make sure and know when I got the call, and I got the call about 7:15 last night," she says.

While the appointment as the new superintendent is exciting, she says it will be quite a change.  "I think the difference will be there will be more direct involvement in the budget, personnel, kinds of things I've not been as directly involved with currently," she says.

But Quigg says she's up to the challenge.  "I've had a lot of experience as a classroom teacher, an assistant principal, principal and now assistant superintendent and I think all of those experiences have certainly helped me to be able to do a job like the superintendency and that's certainly been a goal that I've had."

And from the way her office now looks, filled with flowers, its apparent her colleagues are thrilled with her appointment.  She says, "It's a challenge but we have a great team of people here in Thomas County, we just have some of the best teachers in the state I think so I'm looking forward to continuing to work with them and moving our kids forward."

Quigg says she feels excited about the work that lays ahead of her.  "Of course our main goal in the school system is to improve student achievement. I feel like if we make all our decisions in the best interest of children than we'll be successful."

Quigg and her colleagues will keep celebrating, and looking forward to the day she officially takes over next summer.  She'll take over the superintendent's job from Dr. Larry Green who announced his retirement in March.

 

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