Daley selected JDC Administrator of the Year

Published 11:49 am Friday, March 24, 2017

The Jefferson Davis County Administrator of the Year award was presented to John Daley at the school board meeting Monday.

Daley is the director at the Dennis W. Fortenberry Career Center in Carson.

“I am so blessed and fortunate to be able to call him friend. Back in the early 2000s I became principal of BHS. He had 30 kids in a small space and literally had to slide to get through to teach his kids. He did what he had to do in that classroom, and still does that today. He is dedicated and committed and this is a consensus decision that he be our administrator of the year from all the administrators in the district,” said JDC Superintendent Will Russell.

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Daley has been working in the JDC school district for 15 years.

He started at Bassfield High as a history teacher and football coach. He served as the BHS head football coach for four years, assistant principal for two years and Bassfield High Principal for four years. He also served as the JDC interim superintendent of education for five months in 2014.

Daley is currently completing his second full school year as Career & Technical Education Director at the Dennis W. Fortenberry Career Center in Carson.

“I am truly humbled to receive this award, and I am happy to be part of a great administrative team that works hard everyday to ensure the success of students in Jefferson Davis County. I thank Mr. Russell, the school board and the district office leadership. We can’t do anything without each other. We are a team and I am just happy to be a part of that team and help the district move forward,” said Daley.