Sean Edgar will be the Director of School Safety for Colquitt County School District. The Board of Education approved Mr. Edgar's hiring at the regular board meeting on August 22. Mr. Edgar comes to the position with more than thirty years of experience in law enforcement. He will soon retire from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, where he has served as a special agent since 1998. Before that, he worked for the Colquitt County Sheriff's Office and the Georgia State Patrol.
Superintendent Wiggins shared, "We believe it is critical to have someone on our staff that is devoted to the safety of our students and staff. Our district has an excellent relationship with the Colquitt County Sheriff's Office and Moultrie Police Department, and Mr. Edgar will work with them in his new role. I want to thank Sheriff Rod Howell and Chief Sean Ladson for their assistance and partnership during the hiring process."
As Director of School Safety, Mr. Edgar will be responsible for all programs and functions affecting the safety, security, and emergency preparedness of district campuses, facilities, students, staff, and visitors. He will work collaboratively with local and state law enforcement agencies and first responders to collaboratively create district operational and safety plans for daily activities and special events. He will also coordinate emergency preparedness training and related activities to promote and test the readiness of the district should an emergency occur. Colquitt County Sheriff Rod Howell shared, "I could not be more excited about the hiring of Sean Edgar for this position. We have worked together in law enforcement for years, and I hold him in the highest regard for his professionalism and knowledge."
When asked about taking the role of Director of Safety, Mr. Edgar stated, "Throughout my years in law enforcement, I have seen how security has become a serious issue within the school system. I aim to be that liaison between the Colquitt County School District and local, state, and federal law enforcement. I believe it is necessary for the school district and law enforcement to work hand in hand to protect the assets of every school, which are the children. We want to be proactive in our planning and approach to school safety."
Mr. Edgar has a bachelor's degree from Valdosta State University in Criminal Justice. He is married to Anna Edgar, a part-time teacher for the school district after having retired from Funston Elementary. They have two adult children, Tyler (married to Kandice Edgar) and Mary Grace (married to Brian Marsh).