The Bartow County School Board has approved the hiring of a veteran Cobb County school administrator to fill a job overseeing a number of day-to-day operations for the school system.

It also approved the promotion of the Bartow school system’s chief academic officer to a new position as deputy superintendent.

South Cobb High School Principal Clint Terza on July 9 will fill Bartow schools’ chief leadership and learning officer position.

The position was left vacant in early June when Kimberly Fraker left to take the superintendent’s position in the Gordon County School District.

Terza comes to Bartow County with more than 23 years of experience in the Cobb County School District, holding principal positions in elementary, middle, and high schools for the last 15 years.

Terza has worked as the principal of South Cobb since 2016, after five years as principal of Smitha Middle School and seven years as principal of Austell Elementary School. He also worked as an assistant principal at Bryant Intermediate School.

He began his career as a teacher, working at Birney Elementary School in Cobb County and at Jefferson Parkway Elementary School in Coweta County.

“This is a great opportunity to work with a very successful, student-centered leadership team that values the collaborative culture,” Terza said. “I also look forward to working with elementary, middle, and high schools, helping and supporting the students, staff, and families in Bartow County.”

Terza’s new responsibilities include principal and school-related operations, safety and security, capital improvement projects system-wide, transportation, and evaluation systems.

Chief Academic Officer David Chiprany was promoted to a newly created position of deputy superintendent.

He began his job — which includes managing all leadership academies, state and local assessments, and governmental and community affairs — on July 1.

Chiprany had been overseeing federal programs; exceptional education; professional learning communities; professional development as it relates to instruction, curriculum and assessments; Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE); work-based learning and dual enrollment for the last year, a news release stated.

“It’s an honor and privilege to receive this promotion,” Chiprany said. “I’ve been blessed to be a part of this system for one year, and I’m determined to build on our successes and provide a quality, full opportunity education for all learners in Bartow County.”

Chiprany worked as a principal for three years at the elementary level, three years at the middle school level and six years at the high school level, Page said in 2018. He is a former principal of Wheeler High School and East Cobb Middle School, both in Cobb County.

He came to Bartow County schools in 2018 from the Cobb County School System, where he had been an assistant superintendent over a group of middle schools and worked with Superintendent Phillip Page.

The county school board hired Page a few months before Chiprany joined the Bartow system in 2018.


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