Brooks County School Superintendent Plans Retirement

| July 23, 2015


QUITMAN – After nearly 40 years in the field of education, Brooks County School Superintendent Owen Clemons is leaving the school system to enjoy fishing, traveling, and relaxing. Superintendent Clemons retirement will be effective November 2015. “I will miss the faculty, staff, and students says Superintendent Clemons. They are like family; I spend more time here than anywhere else.”

Clemons HeadshotClemons was Assistant Superintendent before becoming Superintendent in July 2013. He worked in the system for 22 years as Personnel Director, Test Coordinator, Professional Learning Director, Alternative School Director, Tribunal Coordinator, and Title II A Coordinator. Prior to coming to Brooks County Schools, Clemons taught and coached both boys and girls basketball in the Lowndes County Schools and was Assistant Principal in Lee County, Leesburg, GA.

Clemons further stated that, he has enjoyed his career in the Brooks County Schools. Brooks County is a great school system and is a great community. Under Superintendent Clemons’ leadership, Brooks County School District has had many great successes. The school district has been recognized for several positive gains such as increased graduation rates, increased parental and community support and involvement.

“One of my pleasures has been enjoying the success of both the academic and athletic programs. I enjoy visiting the classrooms observing the students learning and teachers teaching. Both student and teacher engagement is very powerful,” says Superintendent Clemons. Clemons has implemented various staff recognition programs and new teacher/mentor teacher opportunities during his time in the Brooks County Schools.

“My father was a big advocate of education. He placed great emphasis on education with all of us. I know my parents would be so proud of me and my accomplishments. I thank God for the journey. He has truly blessed me in my endeavors,” states Superintendent Clemons.

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