Longtime Catoosa County Superintendent to retire

Denia Reese to leave after March, held position for 17 years

CATOOSA COUNTY, Georgia (WDEF) — One of Catoosa County’s own is stepping down after decades of service to countless students.

Superintendent Denia Reese was honored with a luncheon this afternoon at The Colonnade in Ringgold and will retire at the end of next month.

She’s also proud to be “a product” of Catoosa County, having graduated from Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School back in 1980.

She began her education career as a fifth-grade teacher at Graysville Elementary School in Ringgold in 1984.

She later served as both assistant principal and principal at the school.

17 years ago, Reese became Superintendent.

“I’ve had the wonderful opportunity of watching students enter kindergarten and then actually be on stage as they walk across for graduation, shaking their hand and knowing that they have what they need to be successful in the future,” Reese said.

When asked about what she’ll do in retirement, she said there’s a lot of traveling to be done.


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