School system names new administrators

by Celia Shortt

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Melissa Casablanca, left, will replace current Director of Special Education Gina Murray, right, who retires at the end of March.

The Coweta County Board of Education has appointed Melissa Casablanca and Jason Olvey to two administrative positions.

Casablanca was named the school system’s director of special education. She is replacing current director Gina Murray who is retiring at the end of the month.

Olvey was named as new director of technology for Coweta County. He is currently the senior network engineer for Cobb County’s school system and will replace the current director Phil Kline, who is retiring at the end August.

Casablanca has been in education for 23 years in different counties throughout Georgia. She has been in Coweta County for eight years.

Casablanca earned her bachelor’s degree in social science education from the University of Georgia, her master’s degree in interrelated special education from the University of West Georgia, and her specialist degree in educational administration and supervision from Lincoln Memorial University.

Olvey began his career in Cobb County and has been the senior network administrator in Cobb County Schools for the past 14 years. He earned his bachelor of science degree in computer information systems from Kennesaw State University.

Murray began her education career in 1977 and has served as Coweta County’s School System’s Special Education Director for 11 years. Kline has worked for the Coweta County School System since 1993 and has served as its IT coordinator for five years. He served in the United States Navy for 20 years before retiring as a Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer.



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