Gulf Coast educator selected for superintendent's post

The decision was made following several hours of interviews and discussions this morning.

Posted: Jun 1, 2018 4:09 PM

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) -- A Gulf Coast educator has been selected at the next superintendent of the Columbus Municipal School District. 
President Jason Spears says the board unanimously selected Dr. Cherie Labat following a community forum last night and interviews with the three finalists today.
Labat worked as a teacher and principal in several schools along the coast since 1999.
She currently holds the position of assistant superintendent of curriculum, accreditation and federal programs with the Bay-Waveland School District.

Labat will make $150,000 per year with the CMSD.
Spears says she will begin the new job the middle of June.

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