After 33 plus years of service, Dr. Kimberly Elliot Superintendent of Jackson County Public Schools announced she will be retiring effective September 1, 2020. She added she has truly enjoyed being a part of Jackson County Public Schools for the past 7 years and it has been the highlight of her career.
She stated “I am extremely proud of our accomplishments in the areas of school safety, increased student support services, professional development, strategic planning, curriculum design, and improvements in teaching and learning. Additionally we have excelled in: improvements in business and financial processes, repair of facilities, aligned HR processes, improved employee benefits programs, efficiencies and cost savings, increased partnerships and grant acquisition, increased engagement in the work of equity, as well as the hiring of dynamic principals and directors to lead the district to the next greatest heights.
I am committed to leading our students and staff into reentry and into safe and caring schools on August 17th. I care deeply about students and employees and have constantly strived to keep each safe, healthy, learning and growing. I am proud that we have maintained all staff employment positions during this pandemic. We have improved relationships with our families, demonstrated a greater sense of what is truly important, and have engaged in the work of the heart.
Next month, I look forward to rolling out an excellent remote learning plan penned by the great minds in our district, and to introducing either a school (or a school within a school) blended learning academy to assist our medically fragile students, as well as, many students from a distance, who may want to enroll in our school system.
While I will enjoy my retirement, I will certainly miss being a part of this outstanding team of educators. I will always treasure the friendships with the students, families, and employees of JCPS. I pledge to support the selection process of my successor in any manner needed and will work to make the transition to a new superintendent as smooth as possible.”