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Lee Co. Superintendent excited for new job

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Dr. Mac McCoy Dr. Mac McCoy

Lee County school officials are working to get ready for the first day of school.

They are welcoming a new superintendent to the helm of the school system.

Dr. Mac McCoy comes to Lee County schools from Commerce, Georgia. He was born in Athens, Georgia and has been a principal at all levels of school.

"One of the greatest things was starting my son off in kindergarten in my school. We progressed together. I handed him his high school diploma. That was very special for me," Dr. McCoy said.

He wants to be inside of the schools as much as he can. But, Dr. McCoy realizes he is going to a bigger school system than his previous one in Commerce.

Dr. McCoy says one of the challenges is just the proximity between schools in Lee County. But, he says it can be a good thing too because it encourages school pride.

 "You have Loachapoka, Smiths Station, Beulah, and Beauregard. They are very proud communities. I want to be able to tie in that strength together so we can focus on the children of Lee County," Dr. McCoy said.

And he says the potential in Lee County is endless.

"My goal for Lee County schools is to make Lee County the best school system not only in Alabama, but in the nation. I think we have that ability. We have Auburn University in our back yard," said Dr. McCoy.

And having a relationship with a University the size of Auburn is a great resource for Lee County schools.

"With Auburn here, we already have a lot of Auburn already working for us. I think the partnership is there. I hope to be able to build on that partnership," Dr. McCoy.

Most of McCoy's first month has been spent meeting teachers and faculty.

Dr. McCoy says he and his family expect to be in lee county for a long time. They have family members who live in Opelika and Beauregard.

Dayne Young

Dayne is a sports anchor and reporter for WRBL. He started covering the Chattahoochee Valley in September 2012. More>>

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