The new Fayette County School Superintendent, Dr Jeff Bearden, spoke at the March meeting of the McIntosh School Council. Dr Bearden told the council members about his vision for Fayette County schools, to include a continued focus on 21st century technology advancements as well as engaging students and the community in education. He is proud to be in a school system that enjoys such a stellar reputation for excellence. He intends to do all he can to nurture the county’s growth and development as a top-notch educational system. Pictured are, seated, Superintendent Bearden and Lisa Fine, McIntosh principal. Standing, from left, are faculty representative Sandy Perrin, parent representatives Alice Griffin and Phyllis Troquet, business representative Peggy Thomas of Club Z, parent representatives Leigh Mitchell and Cele Eifert, who also serves as the school council chair, and Greg Mason, faculty representative. Missing were business representative Chris Patel of Brusters and Marcus Broadhead, faculty representative. Photo/Special.