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March 2, 2015 – A Georgia school leader has
been recognized as the nation’s top superintendent.
Dr. Philip Lanoue,
superintendent of the Clarke County School District, on Thursday was named
National Superintendent of the Year by the American Association of School
Lanoue has served
as Clarke County’s superintendent since 2009; prior to that he was an
administrator for the Cobb County School District. In December, he was named
Georgia Superintendent of the Year.
“I’m thrilled Dr.
Lanoue has been recognized for his work on behalf of Georgia’s students, and
offer him my sincere congratulations,” State School Superintendent Richard
Woods said. “He has done incredible work in Clarke County. His strong
system-level leadership is essential to improving the education system in
Clarke County, Georgia and the United States. And, of course, I’m proud to say
that the best superintendent in the nation is from Georgia! I know students
will benefit from his influence for years to come.”
leadership, the Clarke County School District has been honored as a Title I
Distinguished District and has received numerous state recognitions. All of the
county’s middle schools, and two of its high schools, are now International
Baccalaureate Authorized World Schools.
Lanoue received his
Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Mercer University, his M.Ed. in
Administration and Planning from the University of Vermont and his Bachelor’s
Degree in Secondary Education from the University of Vermont. He is also an
Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Georgia.
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