Henry County Schools names new superintendent

Henry County Schools names new superintendent

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Henry County School District
Dr. Mary Elizabeth Davis
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  • Dr. Mary Elizabeth Davis will replace Rodney Bowler.
  • Davis starts Nov. 8.

Henry County Schools named its 15th superintendent Tuesday.

The school board voted during a “special called” meeting to have Dr. Mary Elizabeth Davis replace Rodney Bowler, who is retiring, spokesman J.D. Hardin said in a news release.

Her first day is Nov. 8.

Bowler announced his retirement in April, prompting the board of education to begin a search for a new leader of Georgia’s eighth largest school district. After a broad search, the list of applicants and interviewees was reduced to two finalists. Davis emerged as the board’s choice, which a state senator predicted.

Sen. Emanuel Jones, a 25-year resident of Henry County, expressed his concern about the selection process, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported.

Davis has been the chief academic officer for the Cobb County School District for the past three years, according to Henry County Schools. She also served as an assistant superintendent for the school district at the start of her academic career.

She said she is excited to serve the students and families of Henry County.

“I am also very excited to join the many teachers, leaders and support personnel of Henry County Schools to begin the next chapter of this important work together,” Davis said.

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