2010-06-16 / Community

Colquitt native is Cook County’s new school superintendent

Lance Heard Lance Heard Lance Heard, a native of Colquitt, was recently named the new superintendent of Cook County Schools in Adel.

Lance graduated from Southwest Georgia Academy in Damascus in 1984. He attended Valdosta State University, where he received his bachelor’s, master’s and six year specialist degrees.

Lance has worked for the Clinch County Board of Education in Homerville as the offensive coordinator and the alternative school instructor as well as being the offensive coordinator and alternative school director for the Berrien/Cook/ Lanier Schools before going to Cook County.

He has served as assistant principal of the Cook Middle School and principal of Cook Primary School before being the assistant superintendent for the past seven years.

He assumed his duties as the new superintendent on June 7. Heard replaces Fred Rayfield who accepted the position as superintendent of schools in Decatur County.

Lance is married to the former Lisa Morrison of Homerville, and they have three sons, Tyler, 15, Garret, 12, and Reece, 9.

He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Heard of Colquitt.

Return to top