Meet Our Superintendent
Dr. Kathleen Truitt
Dr. Kathleen Truitt is looking forward to the opportunity to serve the incredible Lee County community. Dr. Truitt is a highly esteemed leader with more than two decades of educational experience and a laser focus on student opportunities and success. Dr. Truitt began her career in education as a classroom teacher — a role that brought her to Henry County schools in 2001, where she served as an elementary and middle grades classroom teacher across multiple content areas. In 2007, she was tapped to open a new school, Woodland Elementary, as its first assistant principal. From there, she went to Clayton County, where she served as an elementary principal from 2010-2012, before returning to Henry County Schools as principal of Ola Middle School, serving nearly 1,300 students from 2012-2018. In 2013, Ola Middle was recognized as one of the Georgia schools with incredible gains in student achievement. During Dr. Truitt’s tenure, Ola Middle became known for academic excellence, earned national recognition in Fine Arts, experienced expansion and excellence in Career, Technical and Agricultural Education, and enjoyed a growing legacy of athletic success.
Dr. Truitt was promoted to Assistant Superintendent in Henry County, leading the 43,000 Henry County students in 2019 to an 11.4-point growth in district CCRPI. Dr. Truitt led teams in developing groundbreaking learning models that address under-performance and enrichment with a focus in Literacy and Mathematics success for all students. Her leadership also aided in building the foundational elements of a digital resource platform that has been internationally recognized and serves as a model for the State of Georgia.
Dr. Truitt is a life-long learner. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication with a minor in Spanish from the University of Louisville, a Master’s in Education from Spalding University, a Specialist in Educational Leadership from Georgia State College and University, and earned her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Columbus State University. Additionally, she holds certification in Educational Leadership from the University of West Georgia. Dr. Truitt is married to her husband, Dennis, and they have two adult children, Clayton (Kelly) and Elizabeth (Patrick).
Dr. Truitt believes that community schools should reflect the hopes and dreams of that community. The Lee County School System has earned the reputation of academic excellence and extensive opportunities for students outside of the classroom as well. She is excited to work with all stakeholders to build the next chapter for the students in Lee County.