Dr. Ann Levett-Polite Appointed As SCCPS Superintendent


The Board of Public Education for the City of Savannah and County of Chatham announced Dr. Ann Levett as the selected candidate for the position of District Superintendent. Dr. Levett currently serves as the school district’s Deputy Superintendent and Chief Academic Officer.

Levett has held positions as a professional educator for more than 41 years. She was employed in the Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools from 1976 to 1995 where she served as principal of Savannah High School and assistant Principal at Alfred E. Beach High. Between 1995 and her return to Savannah, Dr. Levett held the position as Executive Director of the Yale University School of Medicine Child Study Center.

Levett received the Ed.D in Educational Administration and Supervision from the University of Georgia; the Education Specialist, and Masters degrees from Georgia Southern University; and the B.S. in Speech and Language Pathology from Armstrong State University.

Current Superintendent, Dr. Thomas B. Lockamy, Jr., will complete his tenure upon retirement at the end of this 2016-17 School Year. Levett was selected from among a pool of ninety-seven (97) applicants, thirteen (13) of whom were identified, then narrowing to six (6) who were interviewed. The Board of Public Education engaged in a multi-phase process that involved community input, in-depth application reviews and two rounds of interviews in order to identify the individual whom they felt demonstrated the strongest qualifications for leading the school district forward.

The School Board shall convene to vote in a public meeting to officially finalize the superintendent selection. Visit www.sccpss.com.

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