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Dougherty High principal steps down

Robert McIntosh (DCSS) Robert McIntosh (DCSS)

Leadership is unexpectedly changing at a Dougherty County High School.

School officials have confirmed Robert McIntosh, principal of Dougherty Comprehensive High School, turned in his resignation Thursday.

His contract is up June 24th. McIntosh has been a DCSS employee since 2013. He was promoted to principal in 2014.

J. D. Sumner, the DCSS spokesperson, says the resignation comes as a surprise to the system, but they wish him all the best.  "It was a bit of a surprise, Mr. McIntosh has done a great job turning Dougherty around with his leadership," said Sumner.

DCSS superintendent Dr. David Mosely is expected to make a recommendation for the replacement during a special called meeting on Tuesday.

McIntosh issued this statement:

"It is with deep regret that I find it necessary to announce my resignation as Principal at Dougherty Comprehensive High School. Personal, professional and family circumstances dictate the need for this decision. I have poured my heart into improving the school over the past two years and all school stakeholders have supported the tremendous progress that has been made within the school in such a short period of time.

It is my hope that this progress will continue. The faculty, staff and students embraced the changes we implemented at Dougherty High, and together, through our collaborative efforts, we made great gains in school improvement. These collaborative efforts are what can propel the school forward.

There is now a new culture at Dougherty. They now "expect to win!" By working together, they can be successful. I wish them the best of luck! I want to personally thank Dr. Mosely, Jack Willis and the Dougherty County Board of Education for providing me the opportunity to work in the school system. It has been a rewarding experience!"

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