Blanchard Elementary School principal Dawn Grantham (left) and Veterans Memorial Middle School principal Melanie Knight are retiring in the coming months, according to the agenda for Monday evening’s Muscogee County School Board work session.
Blanchard Elementary School principal Dawn Grantham (left) and Veterans Memorial Middle School principal Melanie Knight are retiring in the coming months, according to the agenda for Monday evening’s Muscogee County School Board work session. Muscogee County School District
Blanchard Elementary School principal Dawn Grantham (left) and Veterans Memorial Middle School principal Melanie Knight are retiring in the coming months, according to the agenda for Monday evening’s Muscogee County School Board work session. Muscogee County School District

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