Seminole County School Superintendent Brinson Register announced his intentions to retire at Monday night’s meeting of the Seminole County Board of Education. Register said this decision was made after a great deal of thought and prayerful consideration. He assumed the office of Superintendent on July 1, 2015 following in the footsteps of Monroe Bonner, who retired with 31 years of service to the local school system. Register’s retirement will become official on June 30, 2019.
In announcing his retirement to the Donalsonville News Register commented, “I can’t begin to express how much I have enjoyed working for the Seminole County Board of Education for these many years. I have a collection of priceless memories and formed lifelong friendships with many people throughout the years including colleagues and countless parents. I will be eternally grateful to the Seminole County Board of Education and the community for affording me the opportunity to be part of such a wonderful school system for so many years.”
Board of Education Chairman Michael Kirkland commented, “The Board of Education is very appreciative of Mr. Register’s dedication and commitment to Seminole County. He has spent his entire educational career serving our children and we are thankful for that. His impact on the lives of many is immeasurable. We extend our congratulations to Mr. Register on his retirement as superintendent.”
In his more than two decades of service to the Seminole County School System Register was a special needs teacher from 1994 to 2004, the Assistant Principal for Seminole County Middle/High School (SCMHS) from 2005 to 2008, SCMHS Principal from 2008 to 2015 and Superintendent of Schools from 2015 to present.
Register follows in a long line of educators in his family which includes his grandfather Gilford Troy Register, who was Superintendent of Schools in Lowndes County; his mother Martha Register and aunt Dot Nickoley, who were school administrators; and his uncle Jackie Harrell, who was an educator in the Columbus area.
The Board will be working in the next couple of weeks to develop a job description and a time line for the selection process and hiring of a new Superintendent. Details will be announced in the Donalsonville News as they become available.