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Varner named new BCS superintendent

By a unanimous vote Thursday, the Brewton City School System voted to hire Dr. Kenneth Varner Thursday.

Board members agreed Varner, who recently served as the Tallassee superintendent, was an impressive candidate among a list of other impressive candidates.

Varner, who interviewed as the fifth candidate, is an Evergreen High School graduate who came to Tallassee in 1995 as the agri-science Technology Education teacher.

An Auburn graduate, Varner also possesses a doctorate in education degree from Alabama State University and has also served as an assistant principal and principal. Named Tallassee City Schools superintendent in 2012, Varner described himself as a “self-made man,” a good communicator who is strong in finances with a “passion” for education. He said believed Brewton City Schools “is a great fit” for his family.

“I see Brewton as something my family can come and be part of,” Varner said. “I see a school system on the right track. My background is an opportunity to get off to an exciting and fast start. I understand what Brewton City Schools means to the community.”

Board members said Varner was the only candidate who “interviewed us as much as we interviewed him.”

For the complete story, see the Wed., April 29, edition.