Cherokee County Superintendent Named to State Superintendents’ Advisory Council

Cherokee County Superintendent Named to State Superintendents’ Advisory Council

Cherokee County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower has been selected to serve on the State Superintendents’ Advisory Council.

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Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower

State School Superintendent Richard Woods annually appoints the Council, which is made up of about 20 local superintendents representing urban, suburban and rural districts from regions across the state.

The Council provides feedback on the local impact of State-level decisions, and its first meeting recently held at the State Department of Education’s offices focused on the new federal law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  The group will meet regularly to discuss important issues affecting public education and share feedback from their communities.

“It’s my honor to represent our School District and our region at the State level, as I see it as part of my duty as a Superintendent of Schools to speak up for our students, teachers and parents in every way possible,” Dr. Hightower said.  “They have put their trust in me and our School Board to be their voice, and this is an outstanding opportunity to continue to fulfill my role as an educator, leader and advocate for public education.”