Holmes, who has been in her position since 2007, has resigned effective June 30 to be able to spend more time with her family and said she will remain a strong advocate for the school system.
“Working in education for the past five years has been such a rewarding experience,” she said. “I have an infinite amount of respect for the people who have dedicated their talents to the children in our community. My job as the public relations director gave me the opportunity to spotlight their great work. I’ll miss the entire Troup County schools family as I make a move to be more available to my own family. However, I will continue to be a positive voice for education in our community.”
Lindstrom, who has worked for the school system for 10 years, said he is looking for less stress after serving in an extremely demanding job.
“The school system and I are going in different directions,” he said. “I hope to run a bit more, paddleboard on the lake and enjoy life. I am looking forward to the opportunities that may arise.”
Lindstrom moved from Indiana when he accepted the position 10 years ago, leaving his job as an ROTC teacher and track coach. He also served as the cross-country coach at LaGrange High School and led the team to 15 county championships.
Lindstrom said he is extremely grateful to the school board in 2000 that gave him the opportunity to move to LaGrange. His experience in student transportation here prepared him to become one of only six people in Georgia who are nationally certified directors of pupil transportation, he said.
“I’ve been very fortunate to meet, work and develop some great relationships with coaches, my cross-country athletes and their parents, principals and most of all my staff, the shop staff, bus monitors and bus drivers,” Lindstrom said. “The people in transportation are a joy to work with, and I appreciate their hard work in a demanding and stressful environment.”
Natalie Shelton can be reached at nshelton@ lagrangenews.com or (706) 884-7311, Ext. 229.