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Public reception for Superintendent Blake Bass held March 27
Public reception for Superintendent Blake Bass held March 27

NEWNAN, Ga. – (submitted by Coweta County Schools) A reception will be held to honor the retirement of Coweta County Superintendent of Schools Blake Bass on Sunday, March 27, 2011, at the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts.

The public is invited to attend the reception, which will be held from 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Bass will retire from the Coweta superintendence on March 31, 2011, following an educational career that began in 1976. A native of Coweta County, Bass graduated in 1971 from Newnan High School, and earned his B.A. in History, a Masters degree and an EDS degree in Administration from West Georgia College. He began teaching U.S. History and coaching varsity football in 1976, first at Heard County High and then at Villa Rica High School. He returned home to Coweta County in 1978 and taught at Evans Middle School and served as the defensive coordinator for the Newnan High Cougars. He held both positions until 1990.

Bass then served as Assistant Principal at East Coweta High School from 1990 to 1994 and Principal at Central Middle School from 1994 to 1997. He moved to system administration under Superintendent Richard Brooks and served as Director of Human Resources for the school system from 1997 to 1998, as Executive Director of Administrative Services from 1998-2000, and was then named Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services in 2000. Bass served as Associate Superintendent of the Coweta County School System from 2002 to the end of 2004.

Bass was appointed Superintendent of Coweta County Schools on Wednesday, August 11, 2004. He will be succeeded in the position by Dr. Steve Barker on April 1, 2011.

The Centre for Performing and Visual Arts is located at 1523 Lower Fayetteville Road in Newnan.


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