Muscogee Co. School Board member Mike Edmondson dies

Updated: Feb. 10, 2021 at 1:49 PM EST
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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - Muscogee County School Board member Mike Edmondson passed away Wednesday after losing his battle with cancer, according to school district officials.

Edmondson was a long-time employee of the Muscogee County School District before being elected to the school board in 2018. He was the District 2 representative.

Edmondson was 66-years-old.

Superintendent Dr. David Lewis released the following statement regarding Edmondson’s passing;

Our school district family and community is truly saddened by the passing of master teacher and Board of Education member, Dr. Mike Edmondson. We pause to reflect and celebrate his personal and professional legacy.

His life served as a testament to us with an unwavering commitment to educating generations of Muscogee County School District students. During his thirty-five year career as an educator, he was selected as the 1987 Muscogee Excellence in Education Foundation’s (MEEF) MCSD Teacher of the Year. His passion for public education extended into retirement and ultimately to his election as the Board of Education member, representing District 2, in 2018. He was highly respected by students, parents, and colleagues alike and will be greatly missed. The process to fill his role on the Board of Education will proceed as governed by Board policy.

On behalf of Board of Education Chair Pat Hugley-Green:

On behalf of our nine-member board, we express our deepest sympathy and condolences to the friends and relatives of Dr. Michael Edmondson. His daily service and leadership on the Muscogee County Board of Education was admirable and valued. District two in Columbus, GA was always well-represented and his perspective from the classroom teacher helped shape board decisions. His passion for education and learning is evident in every endeavor he pursued.

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