District Leadership

Interim Superintendent, Sandra Wilcher

Superintendent, Sandra Wilcher

Mrs. Wilcher has an Educational Specialist degree in school leadership and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She began her career with Lowndes County Schools in 1999, having worked on all 11 of our campuses and with all departments in the system. She has served in various capacities, including school social worker, Social Services Coordinator, Director of Student Support Services, and Assistant Superintendent of Student Services. 

 She has consistently recognized the importance of addressing the foundational needs of students in order for students to be prepared for learning. “Focusing on the needs of the whole child allows the school system to address obstacles hindering learning so we can accomplish the mission of educating students." Her mission is to positively impact the academic, social, emotional, and cultural needs of the Viking Family. 

Mrs. Wilcher has been an educator since 1999, spending her career advocating for children and families, as proven by her work in and out of the school setting. She has been a trailblazer in creating many of the processes in place within the school district. Through her efforts, Lowndes County Schools has benefited from millions of dollars in grants to provide support such as mental health awareness, suicide prevention training, on-site mental health professionals, homeless education support, in-home tutoring, and other services for students. She is a certified Sources of Strength Trainer and spearheaded the Journey Program, which serves elementary and middle school students needing behavioral and emotional support while receiving their academics.

Mrs. Wilcher stated, “Teaching is a calling, it is a privilege, and it is always rewarding, worth every effort we make. Everything we do makes a difference in the future of a child. Every step we take, and every lesson we teach, is laying the foundation for the future of our community, our state, and our nation. Our students continue to achieve at high levels. I want our parents and community to know, we will lay a structurally sound foundation providing the knowledge necessary for our students to be successful at the next level.” 

Assistant Superintendent Ken Overman

Assistant Superintendent, Ken Overman

Mr. Ken Overman is the Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations for Lowndes County Schools. He began his career as a high school teacher in Gainesville, Georgia, in 1989 and has been in Lowndes County Schools since 1997. He has served as a teacher at Hahira Elementary, a middle and high school assistant principal, and most recently as principal of Pine Grove Middle School. A graduate of Lowndes High School, Ken and his wife have two children who also graduated from Lowndes High.

Mr. Overman may be reached by phone at 229-245-2250 or email Ken Overman

LeAnne McCall

Assistant Superintendent, LeAnne McCall

Mrs. LeAnne McCall is the Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning for Lowndes County Schools. She was born and raised in Marietta, Georgia, and attended public schools K-12 in Cobb County. Mrs. McCall earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Auburn University and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Georgia. After working for the federal government for several years, Mrs. McCall decided to pursue her calling as an educator and enrolled at the University of West Georgia to obtain her teaching certification.

In 1997, Mrs. McCall began her career in education working at Awtrey Middle School and later at North Cobb High School. Mrs. McCall moved to Valdosta in 2008 to work as an Assistant Principal at Lowndes High School.  In 2011, Mrs. McCall was named as the Director of Curriculum and Instruction for Grades 6-12 for Lowndes County Schools. From July 2015 until early 2023, Mrs. McCall served as the Principal of Lowndes High School and was named the 2022 Georgia High School Principal of the Year.

As the Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning, Mrs. McCall looks forward to guiding educational innovation, fostering collaboration, and ensuring that every student’s learning journey is marked by growth, discovery, and limitless opportunities.

Mrs. McCall may be reached by phone at (229) 316-1865 or email LeAnne McCall