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Press Release from the BOE

The White County Board of Education has named its finalist for the superintendent position: Dr. Laurie Burkett. Dr. Burkett is uniquely and exceptionally qualified to build on the school system’s outstanding track record. She is passionate about kids, has strong backgrounds in instruction and leadership, and has done a tremendous job as the assistant superintendent.

The board has released Dr. Burkett’s resumé, and according to Georgia law, must wait 14 days before voting on a new superintendent.

BIO - Dr. Laurie Burkett has been a White County Warrior for nearly all of her 28 years in

education. She currently serves the White County School System as the Assistant

Superintendent and Director of Human Resources. She started her career in 1990 at White County High School as a math teacher and varsity girls basketball coach. Serving in various roles including Athletic Director, Assistant Principal and Head Basketball Coach for the Lady Warriors, she remained at WCHS until 2007, with an exception of 2 years where she returned to teach and coach at her alma mater Johnson High School in Gainesville. Dr. Burkett is a member of GASPA, GAEL, North East Georgia P-20 Collaborative, and Georgia Professional Standards Commission Personnel Task Force. She is an active member of the White County community where she serves on several boards including Family Connections and Backpack Buddies. She has also served on the White County Chamber of Commerce Board and enjoys coaching recreational basketball.