Superintendent of Schools Sees Raise for 2012-13 from State Step Increase
Cindy Beggs, administrative assistant to the superintendent, said that under the state step increase plan, every certified educator is eligible for a raise based on years of experience.
The following is salary information for the 2012-13 school year for Barrow County Schools top administrative officials.
- Superintendent Wanda Creel — $148,680
- Assistant superintendent Jake Grant — $111,589
- Chris Griner, executive director of business services — $101,726
- Sherri Freeman, executive director of human resources — $94,283
A comparison to salary information obtained through the website open.georgia.gov for 2011 shows the superintendent will receive a salary increase of $2,178.84. Cindy Beggs, administrative assistant to the superintendent, said this is based on what the state of Georgia calls a "step increase." Under this plan, every certified educator is eligible for a raise based on years of experience, and the state determines every year whether step increases are funded.
Salary comparisons between 2012-13 and 2011 indicate assistant superintendent Grant will see a salary decrease of $485.24. Beggs said that decrease is likely due to furlough days — there were five furlough days in 2011 and there are six in the 2012-13 school year. As Grant is not employed in a certified position, he was not eligible for a step increase like the one Creel received.
The following salary information was obtained through the website open.georgia.gov for for 2008 through 2011.
Barrow County School System administration
Superintendent Wanda Creel
- 2011 — $146,501.16
- 2010 — $41,884.94 from Barrow County School System and $99,793.13 from Houston County
Former superintendent Ron Saunders
- 2010 — $124,150.29
- 2009 — $151,122.36
- 2008 — $150,531.42
Assistant superintendent Claire Miller — Note: Miller is no longer with the Barrow County School System as of the 2012-13 school year, having accepted a position with Oconee County Schools
- 2011 — $111,922.44
- 2010 — $107,582.04
- 2009 — $103,007.94
- 2008 — $95,915
Assistant superintendent Jake Grant
- 2011 — $112,074.24
- 2010 — $111,589.02
- 2009 — $114,500.04
- 2008 — $109,785.96
Click here to view compensation for Barrow County Board of Education members from 2008 to 2011.