Cherie Swader was appointed as Interim School Superintendent last Thursday after it was announced that Superintendent Shawn Tobin's retirement would be effective immediately.
By: Eddy Gifford, Publisher
the Dade County Board of Education held a special called meeting for personnel
and it turned out to be surprising and short.
the meeting to order the Board went into executive session and returned minutes
later to hear Superin-tendent Shawn Tobin’s recommendations.
His first was
the resignation of his wife, Mary, a special education paraprofessional at Dade
Elementary School, effective immediately.
recommendation was his early retirement, effective immediately. “We have
mutually agreed to my early retirement," he stated.
The Board then
approved those recommendations on a 4-1 vote with David Powell voting against
Jeff Forester then made a motion to appoint Cherie Swader as Interim
Superintendent and Johnny Warren seconded the motion. All Board members voted
Chairperson Carolyn Bradford gave the press a written statement after the meeting
“Both the Board
of Education and Mr. Tobin has mutually agreed to arrange for an earlier
retirement date for Mr. Tobin. This will allow the Board of Education to
immediately appoint an Interim Superintendent and move forward the process of choosing
a full-time Superintendent. We certainly appreciate Mr. Tobin’s great service
to this school system and community.”
When asked the
amount of the buyout it was stated that an Open Records Request would be
necessary for that information.
over immediately and will serve until a replacement is found or hired as
Superintendent. She has served in the Dade County School system for many years
as a teacher, principal and assistant superintendent.