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Board approves plan to transition Kornegay into role of Superintendent

TAVARES – The School Board on Monday unanimously approved a contract that establishes Diane Kornegay as the district’s Transitional Superintendent from Jan. 18 through March 11. She will become the official Superintendent of the district when the transitional period ends.

While Superintendent Susan Moxley continues to run day-to-day operations, Ms. Kornegay in her role as Transitional Superintendent will conduct board retreats for the 2017-18 visioning and establish board priorities, visit all schools to listen and learn, meet with all district leaders and visit each department to establish purpose and function of district positions. In addition, she will conduct individual board member meetings, visit community organizations, and meet with business leaders. She will also begin the curriculum audit process, begin the evaluation of the Strategic Finance Plan, evaluate instructional structures and programs, and review district staffing plans. She has created a 100-day plan to guide much of the activity during this time.

At the end of the term, Ms. Kornegay will become Superintendent and Dr. Moxley will take on the role of Superintendent Emeritus until she retires in June. As Superintendent Emeritus, Dr. Moxley will organize the district’s standard operating procedures, assist with the final reporting of grants, work with Ms. Kornegay on status updates for transition and assist in other capacities as needed.

Ms. Kornegay, an educator for more than 30 years, comes to Lake from the Clay County School District, where she had been deputy superintendent since June 2015.