Dr. Donald Warren named GSCSS interim school superintendent


The Griffin-Spalding County Board of Education on Tuesday appointed Dr. Donald Warren as interim superintendent.

Warren, who serves as executive director of secondary education, will begin his role as interim superintendent Dec. 1 and will hold that position until the hiring process concludes, and a new superintendent is in place.

As executive director of secondary education, Warren supervises all middle and high school principals along with career and technical education. He also works with the middle and high school counselors.

He came to the GSCSS after serving for five years as the director of curriculum and instruction and director of learning and leadership for the Henry County School System.

Warren spent most of his career in the Houston County School District as a high school mathematics teacher, assistant principal at the elementary and middle school levels and principal of Warner Robins Middle School. in Warner Robins.

He earned Doctor of Education and specialist degrees in Educational Leadership from the

University of Georgia, a master’s degree in Educational Administration and

Supervision from Georgia College and State University and a bachelor’s degree in

Mathematics and Computer Information Systems from Georgia Southwestern State


For additional professional development, Warren completed Harvard University’s National Institute for Urban School Leaders in the School of Graduate Education, and programs such as the Planning, Funding and Budgeting Institute, the District Office Professional Development Program and the Superintendent’s Professional Development Program from the Georgia School Superintendent’s Association.

Warren’s appointment as interim superintendent follows the retirement of Jim Smith, who served as superintendent since 2015.

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