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Death of Retired Superintendent Miss Shehane

Sympathy is extended to the family, friends and former students and co-workers of Miss Kathryn Shehane, retired Douglas County School System Superintendent, who passed away on Saturday, January 24, 2015.

You may view her obituary and share your thoughts and memories online at

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Friday, January 30 at Heritage Baptist Church, 8800 Rose Avenue, Douglasville. Funeral services will begin at 3 p.m. and interment will follow at Sunrise Memorial Gardens, Highway 78, Douglasville.

Miss Shehane was elected Douglas County School System Superintendent (1980-1988). Following four years of retirement, she ran for and won the Superintendent position for a third term in Douglas County (1992-1996). She was the last elected Superintendent in Douglas County. Miss Shehane retired June 30, 1996.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Heritage Baptist Church Building Fund, 8800 Rose Avenue, Douglasville, GA 30134 or the Douglas County Public Education Trust c/o Karen Stroud, Douglas County School System Central Office, 9030 Highway 5, Douglasville, GA 30134.


You're Invited to the 2015 DCSS Spelling Bee

When: Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 9 a.m.
Where: Citizen's Hall in Douglas County Courthouse
Registration: 8 - 8:30 a.m.

Teacher 4 A Day Scheduled for March 31, 2015

The fourth annual Teacher 4 A Day (T4AD) program will take place on Tuesday, March 31st in all schools in the Douglas County School System. T4AD gives local business people and community supporters an opportunity to visit teachers in their classrooms and experience a typical school day from teachers’ perspectives.

Teacher 4 A Day, as well as Principal 4 A Day, held during the first semester, are programs initiated by Superintendent Dr. Gordon Pritz in cooperation with the Douglas County Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, Kali Boatright. The participants will shadow selected teachers in elementary, middle and high schools in half-day (8 - 11:30 a.m. or 12 - 3:30 p.m.) visits.

The T4AD guests are exposed to the many exciting programs offered in our schools as well as gaining first-hand insight into the challenges that schools face on a daily basis. 

Please click here for the application.