published Friday, February 21st, 2014

Dade County school board replaces Shawn Tobin as school superintendent

Shawn Tobin
Shawn Tobin
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TRENTON, Ga. — Shawn Tobin's reign as Dade County schools superintendent has ended two months earlier than expected. School board members met Thursday night and reached an agreement to replace Tobin with former Dade Elementary principal Cherie Swader, effective immediately.

Swader said she considers herself as an interim leader at this point, and it is too early to say whether she will be a candidate for the permanent position. Tobin was hired in late 2010, and became head of the school district in June 2011. He had announced plans to retire at the end of April, but four of the five board members reportedly wanted him out sooner.

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