Muscogee County Superintendent Susan Andrews announced her retirement at a school board work session Monday evening.
She will retire this summer.
Andrews came to the Muscogee County School District from Harris County in February 2009. She was the first female superintendent for the 32,000-student district and was instrumental in helping the district pass a $223 million Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax for a variety of projects including five new schools: a new Carver High, a new middle school, two new elementary schools and a fine arts academy. She's also watched the district lose millions of dollars in funding due to state budget cuts, forcing employees to take furloughs.
Prior to coming to Muscogee County, she spent 32 years in Harris County Schools, where she served as a teacher, principal and superintendent. She has her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in early childhood education from Columbus State University, a specialist’s degree in educational administration and supervision from West Georgia College and a doctorate in educational leadership from Auburn University.
In 2007, Andrews was named as Georgia Superintendent of the Year and was one of four finalists for National Superintendent of the Year.
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