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Watkins Named Director of Transportation for Gordon County Schools

The Gordon County Board of Education has approved Gordon Central alumnus, Tim Watkins, as the Director of Transportation for Gordon County Schools.  As an ASE Master Certified Technician for Automotive (A1-A9) and Medium/Heavy Truck (T1-T8), Mr. Watkins has most recently served as the automotive technology instructor at Gordon Central High School.  Prior to his work in the classroom, Mr. Watkins worked in the transportation department for Calhoun City Schools, servicing, maintaining, and repairing the school system fleet.  Mr. Watkins’ work experience also includes performing mandated inspections on a school bus fleet, bus repairs, coordinating routes, handling disciplinary issues, and making judgment calls during inclement weather situations. Mr. Watkins also brings with him experience from both the military and private industry as a diesel mechanic.

“I’m very honored to have the opportunity to continue to serve Gordon County Schools, its students, and its parents in this expanded role.  I’m a product of Gordon County Schools and this community, and it will always be my home.  I look forward to serving as Transportation Director with transparency, integrity, and our students’ safety at the forefront,” said Watkins. 

Mr. Watkins will begin his new position immediately.