Superintendent Walter Knighton is proud to announce that Sheriff Eric Bryant was recognized as Sumter County Schools’ Champion for Education. Chattahoochee-Flint RESA held its First Annual Champions for Education Recognition Luncheon at the South Georgia Technical College Pope Center on November 1st. “There are outstanding individuals in each community who go above and beyond the norm to assist and promote local schools and other educational agencies,” said Richard R. McCorkle, Director Chattahoochee-Flint RESA. The Chattahoochee-Flint RESA Champions for Education program was created to identify and recognize these individuals throughout the region.
“As you know, Sumter County is a high-profile community, being the home of the 39th President. He has an awesome responsibility to make sure that the citizens here in Sumter County are safe and have a quality of life. Being the Sheriff of approximately 30,000 citizens and working with Sumter County Schools, where we have over 3,600 students, in whom he knows almost every one of them. Sheriff Bryant, when we talk with him, he is always willing to listen. He has the heart and passion to ensure that every single person that he comes in contact with has a positive experience,” remarked Knighton.
“No greater partner have I had as Superintendent of Sumter County Schools as I have with Sheriff Bryant. When I have to make tough decisions, he is the one I call on. He has always been there.” Knighton concluded his presentation by thanking Sheriff Bryant for all that he does for our community, “I truly thank you for being Sumter County School’s Champion for Education.”
Pictured left to right: Mack and Shirley Polk, Superintendent Walter Knighton, Sheriff Eric Bryant, SCS’s Board Chairperson Carolyn Hamilton, and SCS’s Board Vice Chairperson Sylvia Roland