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Troup County School System hires LaGrange College Alumna as the new Chief Human Resource Officer

Troup County School System hires LaGrange College Alumna as the new Chief Human Resource Officer
Tracy Fox

The Troup County Board of Education has approved the superintendent’s recommendation to hire Tracy Fox as the new Chief Human Resource Officer for the Troup County School System on Thursday, June 16, 2022.

Graduating from La-Grange College with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology and Criminal Justice, Mrs. Fox began her career in law enforcement as a Columbus Police officer. With a passion for serving our youth, Mrs. Fox went back to school and pursued a Master’s Degree in Education from Columbus State University. After graduation, she was hired as a counselor in Russell County Alabama, then transferred to Muscogee County School District as a Guidance Director at Veteran Memorial Middle School. For the past 8.5 years she has been serving as the Director of Risk/Emergency Management Human Resources Division for the Muscogee County School District. She has a total of 20 years in education.

Ms. Fox competed against very strong candidates during interviews on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. The interview process consisted of two work samples and an in person interview.

The selection committee consisted of seven district administrators, two Human Resources specialists, and three principals; one elementary, one middle, and one high school. Five candidates were selected for interviews; however, two candidates did not attend their scheduled interview. Through collaboration and thorough discussion of each candidate, Ms. Fox was the sole finalist for the position. Ms. Fox will start this new position on July 1.

Derek Pitts, the current CHRO, is retiring from his position on June 23.

About Troup County School System Troup County School System is an accredited educational system with over 12,100 students in grades K-12. TCSS does offer a free Pre-K program at each elementary school. The system is comprised of eleven elementary schools, three middle schools, three high schools, one college and career academy, and one alternative learning center. Students within the school system are taught a rigorous and relevant curriculum that helps them make college and career choices beyond graduation and succeed in life. The system 2021 graduation rate is 85.9 percent. To learn more about the Troup County School System, visit troup. org and the Troup County School System Facebook page.

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