The following is a press release from the Houston Board of Education in regard to new Superintendent of Schools:
The Houston County Board of Education named Dr. Robin Hines the new Superintendent of Schools during today’s Board meeting. The current superintendent, David Carpenter, will retire the end of May. Board Chairman Tom Walmer commented, “Our Board took this task very seriously and put a lot of time and work into the interview questions and process. Both candidates did an outstanding job, and we wouldn’t go wrong with either gentleman. This was a very difficult decision, but we are confident in Dr. Hines’ ability in leading our system and continuing the high expectations to which we are accustomed. ”
“I am honored and humbled by this opportunity,” said Dr. Hines. “This is a great, great responsibility in unprecedented and difficult times. We will all be in this boat together, rowing in the same direction. My pledge is to work as hard as I can for our students and schools. There is no better school system and no better place than Houston County. I love this community and look forward to continuing the ‘Houston County Way.’”
Board member Skip Dawkins, who is a past president of the Georgia School Boards Association, said, “Not many systems in Georgia have qualified people in-system who could lead the system. We are very, very fortunate in Houston County. We all look forward to working with Dr. Hines.”
A 27-year veteran educator, Hines served as principal of Northside High from 2006 until 2008 until his promotion to the central office as assistant superintendent for school operations. He began his teaching career in 1982 as a teacher and coach for Thomasville City Schools. He was in the classroom until 1995 when he became an assistant principal for Dougherty Comprehensive High School in Albany, Ga. He next served as principal of Charlton County High School in Folkston, Ga. from 1998 until 2001. From 2001 until taking the helm at Northside High in 2006, Hines served as principal of Jackson County Comprehensive High School in Jefferson, Ga. Hines earned doctorate and specialist degrees in educational leadership from Nova Southeastern University. He has also earned master and bachelor degrees in Health and Physical Education from Valdosta State College. A native of Thomasville, Ga., he graduated from Thomasville High School in 1978.
Hines has been married to the former Kim Dilling, a Warner Robins native, for 26 years. They have three children: Melissa, a special education teacher; Ashley, a student at the University of Georgia; and Bobby, a student at Thomson Middle School. Hines is a musician who writes and records songs. He is also a motorcyclist enthusiast and golfer.