There are more changes to Bibb County school Superintendent Romain Dallemand’s leadership team.
Fadhilika Atiba-Weza, hired as deputy superintendent of operations, won’t take the job because of family obligations, according to the school system’s Aug. 29 newsletter. Abita-Weza was previously superintendent of The Enlarged City School District of Troy, N.Y.
Taking on the role of deputy superintendent of operations is David Pendleton, who was initially hired as an associate superintendent.
Pendleton, who was previously retired, has 14 years of central office administrative experience, including work as a superintendent in the Kansas City area and in Connecticut, according to his biography on the Bibb schools website.
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Skills workshops available to the public
Midstate residents will have opportunities to attend one of several Soft Skills Town Hall meetings hosted by the Governor’s Office of Workforce Development in October and November.
In May, Gov. Nathan Deal signed a law that authorizes the development of certification in “soft skills,” including punctuality, the ability to learn and teamwork skills, complementing existing work readiness certification.
The schedule for midstate meetings is:
Oct. 11, Middle Georgia Technical College, auditorium in Building A.
Oct. 13, Oconee Fall Line Technical College, Sandersville campus, Theil Auditorium at the main campus building.
Oct. 18, Oconee Fall Line Technical College, Dublin campus, DuBose Porter Business and Training Center, YKK Hall.
Nov. 17, Central Georgia Technical College, auditorium in Building H.
The meetings are among 31 held across the state beginning in August. For more information about the town hall meetings, visit gaworkready.org or contact Jeff Breedlove at (404) 207-0860 or email@example.com.
Latinos can sign up for free English classes
Latino adults can attend free English classes Tuesdays this fall, sponsored by Macon State College’s Latino Connections program and the Macon State College Foundation.
The classes will take place from 7:45-8:45 p.m. from Sept. 13 through Nov. 15 at Iglesia Nueva Vida United Methodist Church, 1290 College St., Macon. For more information about the English classes, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Veterans High’s wind symphony to present 9/11 concert
The Veterans High School wind symphony will present a 9/11 memorial concert at 3 p.m. Sunday. The Valdosta State University Wind Ensemble will join the free performance.
“This is the second time a major college ensemble has joined the Veterans High band in concert,” director Tom Brown said.
Guest speakers will include Houston County Fire Chief and EMA Director Jimmy Williams, Houston County Sheriff Cullen Talton and Veterans High Aerospace Science teacher Lt. Col. Steve Atkins, who is retired from the U.S. Air Force.
Doors open at 2:30 p.m.
FVSU to host actor Wednesday
Fort Valley State University will kick off this year’s John W. Davison Lecture Series with guest speaker Tommy Ford, who is best know for his role as Martin Lawrence’s friend Tommy from the 1990s sitcom “Martin.”
The actor, director and producer will speak Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the C.W. Pettigrew Center Auditorium.
Compiled by Telegraph staff writers Andrea Castillo and Caryn Grant.