Connell appointed to interim superintendent position, Phillips to follow

The Muscogee County School Board voted today to appoint chief academic officer Peggy Connell as interim superintendent until Sept. 1, when soon-to-be retired superintendent John Phillips will take over the position.

Phillips, who retires Aug. 1, will be employed as interim superintendent for 90 days while the board searches for a permanent replacement.

The vote during the called board meeting to approve Connell and Phillips's appointment was 5-4, with board members Cathy Williams, Fife Whiteside, Naomi Buckner and Joe Roberson dissenting.