Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Decotis Honored at Reception

Deputy Superintendent Fred Oliver and Superintendent John DeCotis share a hug after Oliver presented him with a plaque in honor of his service to the school system.

It was an afternoon filled with joy, tears and wonderful memories as current and former employees gathered to celebrate the upcoming retirement of Superintendent John DeCotis.

Approximately 400 people attended the reception at the LaFayette Educational Center June 1 to honor DeCotis who has dedicated 31 years of his career as an educator to the Fayette County Public School System.

Deputy Superintendent Fred Oliver, who has been with DeCotis’ through his 11 years as superintendent, presented him with an appreciation plaque in recognition of his service and dedication to the school system. Additionally, DeCotis was presented with a poem written by a teacher at Kedron Elementary and a quilt featuring T-shirts from schools within the system that was handcrafted by another employee.

Kathy Smith and Julie Rojas, both who work in the superintendent’s office, arranged the celebration, made the desserts and put together a PowerPoint slide show featuring photos of DeCotis from his early years with the system to the present.

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