Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Brown Hangs it Up

Surprising news out of Warren County today as former Superintendent of the Year and Commissioner candidate Dale Brown announces his retirement. Hummm.

Warren County Schools Superintendent Dale Brown made the surprise announcement at Monday night’s school board meeting that he plans to retire effective Sept. 1.

After nine years supervising a district that has exploded with growth, Brown said “it’s time for a change.”

“I’ve always been told that when it’s time for a change, you know it,” he said. “And I feel I need to move on and pursue other opportunities in education and that’s what I intend to do. I’m going to take some time, but I always want to work in education. It’s been my life.”

The superintendent would not specify his future plans, but did tell the board there was “no plan B” when jokingly asked if he would reconsider.

Brown has spent the past 29 years of his life in public education, beginning as a speech pathologist in the Hart County school district in 1980 and touring the county as a head teacher, principal and director of gifted and special education.

In 1990, Brown became the assistant superintendent in Carroll County public schools before moving to Warren County as the director of finance and personnel and assistant superintendent in 2000.Almost nine years to the day since he was appointed superintendent on Aug. 14, 2000, Brown said he will miss the students, staff and administrators of Warren County the most when he leaves.“

Anything that has taken place in Warren County schools has been the result of teamwork and everyone working together for the community and the good of the child,” he said. “And that’s what I’m most proud of.” ...

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