School Board Selects Dr. Christopher Bernier to be Superintendent

School Board Selects Dr. Christopher Bernier to be Superintendent
Posted on 02/01/2022
School Board Selects Dr. Christopher Bernier  to be Superintendent

At today’s special meeting The Lee County School Board selected Dr. Christopher Bernier to be the next Superintendent for the School District of Lee County. Contract negotiations will begin immediately. The selection is not official until the School Board votes on and approves a contract.

“We are thrilled to have selected a superintendent who embodies all the characteristics the community said was important to them during this process,” says Board Chair Debbie Jordan. “Dr. Bernier is the strong leader, decision maker, communicator and consensus builder the District needs. I am thankful to all of the staff and community participation in the process and look forward to welcoming him to the School District of Lee County.”

Dr. Bernier is currently the Chief of Staff for the Clark County School District in Las Vegas, Nevada. Clark County is the nation’s 5th largest school district with 310,000 students and an annual budget of $5.3 billion. Dr. Bernier previously spent 32 years with the Orange County Public Schools in Orlando working his way up from teacher, to principal to eventually Associate Superintendent for nine years.

“I am both honored and grateful to have been selected to lead The School District of Lee County,” said Dr. Bernier after being selected. “I am committed to putting our students first and working with the School Board to achieve its vision of being a world class school system. I look forward to collaborating with the students, their families and our community and business leaders to positively influence the trajectory of ALL students to ensure they reach their highest personal potentials.”

The incoming Superintendent will replace Dr. Ken Savage who was appointed to serve on an interim basis after the retirement of Dr. Greg Adkins in June of 2021