Tobin to retire from Thomasville schools

May. 08, 2013 @ 06:47 PM

Thomasville City Schools soon will have to search for a new superintendent.
Keith Tobin announced his retirement at the Thomasville Board of Education meeting Tuesday night. Tobin, who has worked with the school system for 29 years, said he decided to retire to spend more time with his family.
“It is the right time in my life to try something new. I am going to try to be with my family and my grandbaby. I hope to do some traveling. It’s just time,” Tobin said. “I have been blessed to be a part of this system, and now it’s time to move on to the next phase of my life.”
The Thomasville native became the superintendent of Thomasville City School in 2008. His career began at East Davidson High School in 1982. In 1984, he moved to Thomasville High School, teaching U.S. history, economics and government, also coaching football and track.
He transferred to Thomasville Middle School in 1993 to take a position as assistant principal. He was named principal of the school in 1998. He then moved over to the assistant superintendent position in 2006.
“Thomasville is a great place to live and work. We have had great support from the community, and we have a great school system,” Tobin said. “Particularly, being a part of a system with people who really care about children and doing what is right. It has been an honor and a blessing to serve the community and the school system.”
Councilman Scott Styers said Tobin’s departure will be “a great loss” and wishes him the very best.
“As a parent and as a citizen of Thomasville, I am extremely appreciative to Keith Tobin for the many years of service that he has given to Thomasville City Schools and our children,” Styers said. “His tenure has greatly improved the lot of children in Thomasville City Schools. He has always been caring, compassionate and professional. He always had the best interest of our children at heart.”
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