Dan Sims approved as Superintendent of Bibb Schools

The Bibb County School Board officially named Dan Sims as the next county superintendent, in a 6-2 vote.

MACON, Ga. — The Bibb County School Board officially named Dan Sims as the county’s next superintendent Tuesday night in a 6-2 vote.

Sims says he was sold to Bibb County Schools because of a sense of community. He says that in all his years of teaching, he never took a job where he didn’t think he could fit in perfectly.

“I bring my whole being to this district for everyone, and I look forward to partnering with anyone who wants to so that we can do the best things possible for every student,” Sims said.

Sims says he met Curtis Jones about four years ago, and that’s what led him to the Bibb County School District. He says once he heard that Jones would be retiring, he felt pressured to apply for the managerial position.

“I feel like I’ve done a lot of homework, a lot of ‘heart labor’ to learn more and more about Bibb County, so now that I’m moving to Bibb County and I’m I’m part of the community, I now drive on familiar roads,” Sims said.

Sims says he already has an action plan for how he wants to support and add to the district. It’s called #BuiltForBibb.

Shekita Maxwell graduated from a school in Bibb County and still lives here. She says Sims had many options, but he chose Macon.

“I like what he said when he said he only put his eggs in one patch, that he was all-in for Bibb County – he didn’t apply anywhere else “, said Maxwell.

Maxwell says she trusts the school board and its decision to hire Sims.

“So that gives a vote of confidence to our community, as well as our students to let you know that victory is still on the way,” Maxwell said.

First on the Sims agenda, “Out of respect for this wonderful community is to listen, learn, collaborate with as many people as possible,” Sims said.

The Sims’ official first day is July 1, but it will be able to meet leaders in June.

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