Superintendent of Phenix City schools quits Orange Beach post
PHENIX CITY, Ala. (WTVM) – Phenix City Schools Superintendent Randy Wilkes announced Wednesday that he is stepping down to take on a role in southern Alabama.
This comes a day after he accepted the position of first-ever superintendent for new schools in Orange Beach City in Baldwin County.
“It was an honor and a privilege to have served Phenix City,” said Wilkes. “The potential of this system is enormous. Phenix City has phenomenal people. I will definitely miss everyone.
Wilkes has led the district for the past eight years. Officials say the school system has seen phenomenal growth in student achievement, staff professional development, improved district facilities and community involvement under his leadership.
“Mr. Wilkes has helped our system enter a season of great success and achievement,” said Yolaunda Daniel, PCS Board Chair. “Our community is truly grateful to the Wilkes family and the time that she has spent with us in public education and beyond. We thank him for his visionary leadership and high standards of professionalism, morality and work ethic. We are proud of the progress the district has made over the his tenure and appreciate his commitment and dedication to our school system.We wish Mr. Wilkes and his wife Cathy the best of luck in their next chapter of leadership, education and community service.
The Phenix City Board of Education is actively seeking qualified candidates to lead the school system.
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