Banks County School System superintendent has announced his retirement.
In an email to all staff members on Aug 4, Banks County School Superintendent Chris Erwin announced he plans to retire by Dec. 1, 2013.
Erwin has served as superintendent in Banks County for over 10 years.
Erwin said, “I am tremendously proud of the accomplishments that have been achieved in Banks County these past 10 years that have created better schools for our children. With the vision and leadership of the school board and the entire Banks County community, we increased the rigor in all the schools with the implementation of an instructional model that is based on best practices. We have improved school attendance and reduced student dropouts, received much deserved state recognition and have given our children much needed hope. We have adopted 'Attitude Is Everything’ as our mantra in an effort to ensure student success.”
Erwin said the past 10 years had been an enormously rewarding experience for him as an educator. I feel it is time to pass the leadership torch. An educator is all I have ever wanted to be. I’ve had the privilege of being a classroom teacher, assistant principal, principal and I’ve been blessed to be a superintendent in Banks County. These are experiences that I will always treasure.”
Erwin said he planned to remain engaged in education after his retirement.
“Education has never just been a job for me," he said. "It is a passion that is my life’s calling. I will continue to work to help children in every way I can. I wish to thank all of you, my colleagues, for your faith in me and the way you have transformed education for our children. You are all truly remarkable!”