Dr. Jones Named State Superintendent of the Year

Dr. Jones Named State Superintendent of the Year
Superintendent Dr. Curtis L. Jones Jr.

Dr. Curtis L. Jones, Jr., was named 2019 Georgia Superintendent of the Year on December 7, 2018, by the Georgia School Superintendents Association (GSSA). The award was presented during a luncheon at the 2018 Georgia School Boards Association/Georgia School Superintendents Association’s Winter Conference in Atlanta.

Each year, GSSA calls for and accepts Superintendent of the Year nominations from local school boards, Regional Education Service Agencies, business organizations and education colleagues from throughout the state of Georgia. Four finalists for the top honor were announced at GSSA’s Fall Bootstrap Conference in October. Finalists for Georgia Superintendent of the Year were Dr. Curtis Jones, Bibb County Schools; Ms. Samantha Fuhrey, Newton County Schools; Dr. Michael Duncan, Pike County Schools; and Dr. Jeff Bearden, Forsyth County Schools. As Georgia Superintendent of the Year, Dr. Jones will compete for National Superintendent of the Year, to be awarded in February 2019 at The School Superintendents Association (AASA) National Conference on Education in Los Angeles.

“I am thankful and humbled by this recognition. I also know that this selection is because of the great work that teachers, principals and students are doing in the classrooms every day. It is because of the hard work that the senior cabinet and central office do to support school every day. And it is because of what parents and the community have done to support our efforts to increase reading proficiency, improve discipline, and make our schools safe, secure and fun places to be,” Dr. Jones said. “Our Board of Education has been fantastic to work. Their leadership and commitment is tremendous. So, I know this is not about me. It is about what we as Bibb County Schools are doing day in and day out. And, none of this could happen without the support and love of my family. Evelyn and my family have been so supportive. We are truly a ‘Victory In Progress’ that I am so proud and so happy to be a part of, and I am thankful.”

“We are so honored that Dr. Jones has been named Georgia Superintendent of the Year. His commitment to servant leadership and teamwork has established that foundation that will help our district continue to flourish for years to come,” said Lester Miller, President of the Bibb County Board of Education.

Dr. Jones joined the Bibb County School District in April 2015. Using his classroom and administrative experiences, Dr. Jones developed the Bibb County School District’s strategic plan, “Victory in Our Schools.” The strategic plan has five goal areas: increasing student achievement, increasing student and stakeholder engagement, increasing teacher and leader effectiveness, being a reliable organization, and learning and growth.  This plan drives the district’s continuous improvement efforts through shared accountability for all stakeholders and resource alignment.





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