Dade Schools name Tobin new superintendent - WRCBtv.com | Chattanooga News, Weather & Sports

Dade Schools name Tobin new superintendent

Posted: Updated:
Shawn Tobin Shawn Tobin

By David Carroll

dcarroll@wrcbtv.com

TRENTON, GA (WRCB)-  The Dade County School Board has selected Shawn Tobin to be Superintendent, succeeding Patty Priest, who is retiring next year. Tobin has been principal of Central High School in the Carrollton, GA for the past year.  Tobin was selected from an original field of 45 applicants.

Board chair Carolyn Bradford said, "He's a good fit, we're excited.  We had a great interview with him, and he'll be a good leader." Bradford added, "He has a tough act to follow.  Patty Priest has been in education for 42 years, and she is the best there is." Board member Clyde Barton, who is retiring after eight years on the Board, said he was pleased with the results of his final meeting.  "I believe we got a good one," he said, referring to Tobin.

Tobin is considered the lone finalist for the position.  State law requires that "at least 14 calendar days prior to the meeting at which final action or vote is to be taken on the position" that up to three finalists be named.  Tobin was described as the Board's "clear choice" so members are ready to develop the exact terms of his employment.

On or around February 1, Tobin will join Superintendent Priest in the central office until her retirement becomes official on June 30, 2011.  Tobin is a native of Illinois, and served in the U.S. Army Special Forces from 1982-84.  He earned a Social Studies degree from West Georgia College in 1989, and two Master's degrees from that school in 1992 and 1999.  He taught middle school in Carrollton and Dalton before going into school administration in Carroll County.

 

  • School PatrolMore>>

  • N. Hamilton Elem. 5th grade flag team takes pride in their work

    N. Hamilton Elem. 5th grade flag team takes pride in their work

    Saturday, August 30 2014 8:22 PM EDT2014-08-31 00:22:14 GMT
     Each morning at North Hamilton Elementary School, four fifth grade boys have an important job to do. A job they take very seriously.  They consider it a responsibility, a duty, and an honor.More
     Each morning at North Hamilton Elementary School, four fifth grade boys have an important job to do. A job they take very seriously.  They consider it a responsibility, a duty, and an honor.More
  • School Board gives Supt. Smith above-average report card

    School Board gives Supt. Smith above-average report card

    Saturday, August 23 2014 6:05 PM EDT2014-08-23 22:05:52 GMT
    Rick SmithRick Smith
    For the third straight year, Hamilton County School Board members have given their Superintendent an "above average" report card. According to scores released by Board Chairman Mike Evatt, Smith ranks highly for his choice of attire, his personal ethics, and communicating with his staff and the public. At the lower end of the scale, Board members said Smith needs to improve on keeping them informed of personnel moves, clarifying his goals, and negotiating contract details with teachers. On a ...More
    For the third straight year, Hamilton County School Board members have given their Superintendent an "above average" report card. According to scores released by Board Chairman Mike Evatt, Smith ranks highly for his choice of attire, his personal ethics, and communicating with his staff and the public. At the lower end of the scale, Board members said Smith needs to improve on keeping them informed of personnel moves, clarifying his goals, and negotiating contract details with teachers. On a ...More
  • STEM School expansion creates excitement

    STEM School expansion creates excitement

    Saturday, August 23 2014 3:58 PM EDT2014-08-23 19:58:11 GMT
    Two years ago, Hamilton County opened the new STEM high school, focusing on science, technology, engineering and math. At first, school officials hoped that students would want to get in the school. More
    Two years ago, Hamilton County opened the new STEM high school, focusing on science, technology, engineering and math. At first, school officials hoped that students would want to get in the school. More
Powered by WorldNow
Can't find what you're looking for?

WRCB-TV
900 Whitehall Road
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 267-5412

WRCB Jobs EEO | FCC Public Files

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WRCB. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.