Chief Academic Officer Dr. Tanzy Kilcrease is a 22-year educator who recently transitioned from her post as Southwest High School’s principal to Chief Academic Officer. Her love for children inspires her work in education. In fact, she left the field of journalism in order to return to school and realize her true calling in education. Dr. Kilcrease, a Macon native, describes herself as a lifelong learner, and her greatest hope is for Bibb County students to become adults who can give back and make a difference right here in Macon.
She earned her Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Georgia College, and her Master of Education and Specialist in Education from Georgia College and State University. Dr. Kilcrease earned her doctorate in Administration and Supervision from Argosy University. She is certified in Leadership, Math, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts, Gifted, Teacher Support Specialist and ESOL.
She began her career in education as a teacher at Ballard-Hudson Middle School from 1993 to 1999. Dr. Kilcrease then moved into leadership positions, becoming assistant principal at Carter Elementary, Principal of Burdell-Hunt Magnet School and then Principal of Miller Magnet Middle School. Dr. Kilcrease only left the District for three years to serve Peach County Public Schools as Director of School Improvement. She returned to the District in 2011 as an Associate Superintendent and subsequently Southwest High’s Principal.
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