Madison Co. educator to be next superintendent
By Kandice S. Eberhardt
CARNESVILLE – A finalist for the superintendent position at Franklin County Schools has been announced.
Last Thursday at noon, the Franklin County Board of Education held a called meeting where they announced Christopher Forrer as the sole finalist for the superintendent position.
Forrer is currently the director of school improvement and accountability for Madison County Schools.
“Mr. Forrer has a proven track record of school improvement,” said Franklin Board of Education chairman Robin Cato. “We’re excited about the direction he is going to take us on day one. His passion is student achievement.”
Cato also said Forrer is set to begin his tenure as Franklin County Schools superintendent by July 1, although it is possible he could begin before that date.
Forrer received his bachelor of arts degree in elementary education from Salisbury State University in Maryland in 1998 and his master of education with administration concentration from the same university in 2002.
He received his educational specialist in leadership in educational administration from Capella University in 2010.
Forrer began his teaching career in August 1998 in Maryland.
He was a fourth, fifth and sixth grade teacher in Maryland until he and his family moved to Georgia in 2006.
Between August 2006 and June 2009, he was a fourth and fifth grade teacher at Tull Waters and Thomasville Heights Elementary Schools in the Atlanta Public School System.
Next, Forrer served as assistant principal at Anne Street Elementary School in the Griffin-Spalding Public School System from July 2009 to June 2013.
His next post was as principal of Union Point STEAM Academy in the Greene County Public School System from July 2013 to June 2014.
This is Forrer’s first year serving as the director of school improvement and accountability.
Before moving to the Central Office in Madison County this school year, he was the principal of Colbert Elementary School for four years.
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