Temporary Replacement Chosen For Dr. Vivian Carter

Interim Russell County Superintendent Lillian Baker
Interim Russell County Superintendent Lillian Baker

Russell County schools now have a temporary leader, to replace their late superintendent. Superintendent Dr. Vivian Carter died Sunday, after suffering a stroke while speaking at a conference.

Dr. Carter was chosen as superintendent just six months ago, after an extensive search.

Thursday night, school board members unanimously chose Assistant Superintendent Lillian Baker to temporarily serve in Dr. Carter's place.

Baker says she hopes to carry out some of the plans Dr. Carter had for the school system. "It has been a loss for us because we really wanted to implement some of the plans she shared with us during her short tenure at Russell County. We're saddened by our loss. To her, children were always first," said Baker.

Dr. Carter's visitation will be held Friday from 12 to 7 pm, at Sconiers Funeral Home in Columbus. Her funeral will be Saturday at 11 am, at the Words of Wisdom Christian Center on 38th Street.