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JMCSS Superintendent Closes Out His Tenure

By WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Staff
By news@wbbjtv.com

JACKSON, Tenn.-An end to a more than three-decade career in education comes to an end Friday as Jackson-Madison County Schools Superintendent Buddy White retired.

Thursday a goodbye party was held in his honor A day later, he cleaned out his office and reminisced on his time as superintendent.

White was appointed as interim superintendent at the end of the 2011 school year, eventually taking over the position.

White first started with the district 33 years ago as a classroom teacher.

"I think when you have a career doing something you look at your life's work and the life's work sort of becomes the accomplishments and having the perseverance," said retiring superintendent, Buddy White

White said he plans on spending time with his family and he will stay in the Jackson area. The new superintendent, Dr. Verna Ruffin takes over, Monday.