Harris County School District appoints new superintendent

Harris County School District appoints new superintendent

HARRIS COUNTY, GA (WTVM) - A Harris County School District has appointed a new superintendent.

Roger Couch was hired as the new superintendent Thursday, June 28 at a school district board meeting.

The board voted unanimously to appoint Couch to the position. Couch has served the school district as the principal of Harris County High School from 2001 through 2015 and came out of retirement in May to serve as the interim superintendent.

"The Board is very pleased with the leadership and direction Mr. Couch has provided as interim superintendent," said Shane Lipp, chair of the Harris County School Board. "We feel as superintendent he will continue to lead the district with excellence."

Including his 15 years in the Harris County School District, Couch has been a professional educator for over 30 years. He began his teaching career at Haleyville High School in Alabama. He earned a bachelors of secondary education in English from the University of Alabama, a master's of education in school counseling, and an education specialist degree in educational leadership from the University of Georgia.

"I'm pleased and excited to have this opportunity to advance the Harris County School District," Couch said. "I'm looking forward to working with this team to make sure that our students have every opportunity to succeed as much as possible, academically and otherwise, just as I've been doing for a long time in this system."

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