As heir-apparent to the superintendent’s chair in the Barrow County School System, Chris McMichael said this week that he wants to focus on keeping the system’s momentum in improvement moving forward.
“My goal is to keep improving,” said McMichael. “I see this as a support position. I support the principals who support the teachers who support the kids.”
McMichael said he wants to expand the AP and Carnegie programs in the system, improve test scores and expand the options for special education students.
“I applied because I believe in Barrow County,” he said. “I’ve been here for five years and I just think it’s a great place to be. It wasn’t really my intention to become a superintendent, but I’ve been working with such a great team and such great kids.”
McMichael is currently working alongside departing superintendent Wanda Creel during a transition period. Creel will be leaving BCSS for a position at Gainesville City Schools after the school year is completed.
“Dr. McMichael and I are conducting transition meetings to allow me to provide information and answer any questions he may have,” said Creel. “He and I have been working together as a team for a number of years so most of the information is not new to him."
For the full story, see the May 7 issue of the Barrow Journal.