Carroll County Board of Education Unanimously Approves Superintendent’s Annual Contract Renewal

Nov 16 2017

The Carroll County Board of Education unanimously approved a one-year contract renewal for Superintendent, Scott K. Cowart at the November 13 Work Session.

"Mr. Cowart has led an effort to build a premier school system in Carroll County, stated Dr. Jon Anderson, Chairman of the Carroll County Board of Education. “We are fortunate to have effective leadership, teachers, and staff throughout the district. Our continual progress on CCRPI scores and graduation rates are a result of this work. The board has agreed to extend Mr. Cowart's contract for another year and we look forward to working with him to continue the success Carroll County has experienced. He has a vested interest in the success of the county system, and we appreciate his commitment to continue building a premier system in Carroll County."

Mr. Cowart is a 38-year veteran educator with successful experience as a classroom teacher, assistant principal, high school principal, superintendent and performance improvement consultant. As principal of Central High School, he led the school to recognition as one of the top ten percent of high schools in Georgia. Mr. Cowart then served eight years as Superintendent of Monroe County Schools and received the Superintendents Achievement Award in 2006. He later joined the Georgia Leadership Institute for School Improvement as Director of Executive Development, where he assisted school districts with strategic improvement planning and performance management improvement. In March of 2010, Cowart was appointed Superintendent of Carroll County School System and is currently in his eighth year with the District. In 2015, Mr. Cowart earned the Georgia School Superintendents Bill Barr Leadership Award and was named the 2016 Georgia School Superintendent of the Year.

“I am thankful to the Carroll County Board of Education for the opportunity to continue to work with them on the journey to making our District the premier choice for all students in Carroll County,” said Mr. Cowart. “Looking ahead, we are excited about continuing to offer our students the best possible learning opportunities, and we believe the best is yet to come in Carroll County Schools.”