Cherry retires as Lee special education director

TUPELO – Angie Cherry announced Tuesday that she will retire after eight years as Lee County Schools’ Special Education director.
Cherry has been in education for 25 years, including 18 years in Lee County Schools.
After making the announcement at the school board’s regular meeting, Cherry said she believed the district would continue to progress under Superintendent Mike Scott.
“I will miss the relationships I’ve formed with the teachers and all of the staff in Lee County Schools,” Cherry said. “I’ve worked under four superintendents, and I’ve seen Lee County progress with each administration.”
Saltillo Primary Assistant Principal Kathy Dickerson was named the district’s new special education director, Scott said.
Dickerson, who has degrees in special education and administration, will begin her new position July 1.
Shannon Primary Assistant Principal Kay Davis will fill Dickerson’s position at Saltillo. The district will name a new assistant principal at Shannon Primary at a later date, Scott said.
It will also name a new assistant special education director to replace Sheryl Lott, who also is retiring.

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