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               Superintendent’s Message November 16, 2021




Mr. Nix with the Board

Catoosa County Board of Education Names Charles Nix Superintendent

The Catoosa County Board of Education voted unanimously on November 18, 2021, to approve the appointment of Charles Nix as the Catoosa County Superintendent of Schools. Mr. Nix will replace Superintendent Denia Reese who has served as superintendent since 2005.

Catoosa County Board of Education Chairman Don Dycus commented, “Mr. Nix brings a great wealth of experience and determination to make decisions that will positively affect the lives of students, staff, and our community. He will continue the advancements achieved by CCPS during Superintendent Reese’s tenure, and he will add dimensions of his own vision for the future. Most importantly, he is fully committed to putting students first and doing what is best for our students and families.”

Mr. Nix was selected as the sole finalist for the superintendent position on November 2, 2021. The Board of Education waited the required 14 days between selecting him as sole finalist and appointing him as superintendent. Mr. Nix will begin serving as Superintendent of Schools on April 1, 2022.

Mr. Nix has worked in Catoosa County Public Schools since 2006. In 2006, Mr. Nix was employed as a Deputy Sheriff with the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office, and he worked at Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School as a school resource officer. In 2008, he was hired to teach public safety at Heritage High School. In 2014, he became assistant principal at West Side Elementary School then moved back to LFO High School as assistant principal in 2015. Mr. Nix became principal of LFO High School in 2017, and he has continued to serve in that position.

Mr. Nix graduated from Georgia Northwestern Technical College in 2010 with an Associate of Science in criminal justice. In 2019, he earned honors from the Technical College System of Georgia, and he was recognized by the Technical College System of Georgia Foundation as an Alumnus of the Year for 2018.

Mr. Nix also holds a Master of Education in curriculum and instruction from Lincoln Memorial University in Tennessee, and an Education Specialist in educational leadership from Valdosta State University in Georgia.

Mr. Nix said, “I am honored to be selected as the next superintendent of Catoosa County Public Schools. I look forward to continuing the tradition of excellence entrusted to me by our distinguished school board and modeled by our remarkable Superintendent, Denia Reese. The guiding principles and purpose of CCPS will remain unchanged throughout this transition, and we will continue an unwavering commitment to provide a first-class education that ensures college and career readiness for all of our students. We will also remain steadfastly committed to listening and partnering with our parents and supporting our outstanding faculty and staff.’

 


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