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Dawson County Schools appoints Darnell, Gaddis to new positions
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The Board of Education building at 28 Main Street. - photo by Jessica Taylor

The Dawson County School System has announced the appointments of Janice Darnell and Roman Gaddis to new positions in the district.

Roman Gaddis
Roman Gaddis.


According to a release by the district, Darnell has been appointed as the new assistant superintendent of teaching and learning, and Gaddis has been appointed as the new chief technology and information officer. Both positions were approved at last week’s Board of Education meeting, and both appointees will assume their new positions in the upcoming 2022-23 school year. 

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This month, Dawson County Schools Executive Director Janice Darnell won a Jim Puckett Outstanding Educator Award for her leadership and excellence as an educator. Photo courtesy of Janice Darnell.
Darnell currently serves as the executive director of instructional support and student services. According to the school system’s release, she has worked 30 years in public education, 28 of which have been in Dawson County, and during her time in the district she has served as a teacher, assistant principal, principal and director. 

Gaddis currently serves as the executive director of technology and has worked in the school district for seven years. According to the release, he will continue to provide leadership for the district’s technology department and to ensure that the infrastructure needed to support the schools’ operational and instructional needs are in place. 

“Both Dr. Darnell and Mr. Gaddis are senior members of our leadership team and bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our 1Dawson team,” the release said. “They will continue to play a vital role in moving us forward.”