National superintendent’s post
Dr. Lynn Plunkett is elected to national superintendent’s post
Posted on 06/04/2010
Dr. Lynn M. Plunkett, superintendent of Floyd County Schools, has been elected to the Governing Board of the American Association of School Administrators (AASA). Dr. Plunkett was elected by Georgia school superintendents to fill the unexpired term of Chris Erwin, superintendent of Banks County Schools. Plunkett will serve the one year remaining on Bank’s term in office. Plunkett’s term will begin on July 1, 2010 and run through June 30, 2011. “This is a tremendous honor and I appreciate the support and confidence in me shown by other superintendents to elect me to this post,” stated Dr. Plunkett. “I look forward to representing Georgia and Floyd County Schools on the national level during the next year.”

The American Association of School Administrators was founded in 1865 and is the professional organization for more than 13,000 educational leaders in the United States and throughout the world. AASA members range from chief executive officers, superintendents and senior level school administrators to cabinet members, professors and aspiring school system leaders. AASA members advance the goals of public education and champion children’s causes in their districts and nationwide.

Membership on the AASA Governing Board is based upon the number of eligible voting members in each state affiliate. Each state affiliate is guaranteed at least two representatives on the Governing Board. Governing Board members have dual responsibilities in their elected positions. They represent their home state on the Governing Board and they report the work of the Governing Board to their home state affiliate. Through the Governing Board elected representatives, members have a voice in AASA decision making. Georgia has three members on the AASA Governing Board. Plunkett will be joining Stanley Dejarnett, superintendent of Morgan County Schools; and Beauford Hicks, superintendent of Mitchell County Schools, on the Governing Board. 

Dr. Plunkett is completing her second year as superintendent of Floyd County Schools. She has also served as interim superintendent and assistant superintendent since returning to Floyd County in 2001. Plunkett is a graduate of Coosa High School.