New Thomas County Schools Superintendent Hits the Ground Running

By: Caroline Gonzmart Email
By: Caroline Gonzmart Email

Thomas County -- August 12, 2011 --

Thomas County School Superintendent Dr. Dusty Kornegay says though he's only been in office a few weeks, he's already getting settled in nicely and he's gotten a lot accomplished.

Says Kornegay, "I believe that we can take a really, really good school system and make it even better."

County schools have only been back for a week (August 8, 2011),but Kornegay has been hard at work all summer transitioning to his new role.

Many challenges, like the ever-shrinking budget, have been tackled.

Kornegay says Thomas County will be working with three million less than last year in its $35 million budget.

Kornegay talked about the challenging task saying, "To balance the budget we had to impose eight furlough days on all our system staff, as well as reduce a number of positions."

Kornegay says a new reading program has also been implemented at the kindergarten level; report cards for high schoolers have also been revamped.

Before his switch to the county, Kornegay worked at Thomasville City Schools as an Assistant Superintendent.

But when asked the all-important question about football allegiances, he doesn't hesitate:

He says, "That's pretty easy.I grew up a Yellow Jacket I'm back home.I'm a Yellow Jacket."

Kornegay says he's pleased to be serving as superintendent and he's excited for what's ahead.

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  • by Bee worker on Aug 14, 2011 at 07:49 PM
    Thank you Dr. Kornegay for making the changes needed in our system. The best thing was making the needed changes to the Kindergarten curriculum and admin at HNH. It will be nice to see a smiling face that welcomes you to that school now and know the students are getting what they need in kindergaren. It is going to be a great school year in the county!!!
  • by FORMER CLASSMATE Location: Thomasville on Aug 13, 2011 at 06:46 PM
    WELCOME BACK DUSTY!!!!!!!!! Best thing the Thomas County School System has accomplished in the past 30 year that I have been out of school!
  • by Deborah Location: Thomasville on Aug 13, 2011 at 06:41 AM
    You can tell the board made a great decision in this hire as everyone at my school has a great attitude. That is all those other than those who Quigg hired as a favor to former supers and church members.
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