New operations officer named for GCPS

SUWANEE -- The Gwinnett County Board of Education has tapped a former district administrator to serve in the capacity of chief operations officer, a post which was vacated in November with the departure of longtime employee Jim Steele.

Daniel "Danny" Jardine will now lead the district's division of facilities and operations, which oversees facility planning and construction, fleet and grounds maintenance, building maintenance, environmental and supply services, risk management and transportation.

A professional with more than 30 years of experience in the design and construction industry, he will succeed Steele, who served as district COO for more than 36 years.

Jardine has experience in master planning, design, coordination and execution of educational facilities and other public sector projects in the design and construction industry.

In addition to his work in the private sector, Jardine was employed by both Gwinnett County Public Schools and Cobb County Schools.


John5214 1 year, 1 month ago

Hey, This guy has more experience than Obamarama. This guy should be president, not the bozo who the fools elected twice.


TOWG 1 year, 1 month ago

He'd be a big improvement for sure! He doesn't look like he'd need a teleprompter to explain his plans either.


JHogan 1 year, 1 month ago

Is this the way you right-wing Republicans want to do business? By taking cheap shots at a person-- that I'd bet none of you ever heard of before today--so that you can try to advance your own version of Aryanism?

You really should be ashamed of yourselves!

I have heard from people who do follow these things that Jim Steele, whom this man replaces, was a virtual genius when it came to getting the most out of the public money entrusted to him in building the many new schools that we now have. He was one of the unsung heroes, who went about their jobs everyday, while Gwinnett County Public Schools quietly became one of the best school systems in the nation.

This is a new guy, but I have absolute confidence that the Gwinnett County School Board made a good decision when they hired him. He has some big shoes to fill.


SurelyNot 1 year, 1 month ago

While I would not choose to express myself quite like JHogan (his right to do whatever) I have to say he is right on about people finding a way to inject their pol opinion into each and every article. I am a Rep and I think those were cheap shots and totally inappropriate to the subject of the article. Quite aware you don't give two tinkers in a pot as to what anyone else thinks, but you lose credibility when you do this.

So much for my two tinkers... And absolute good luck and wishes to the person replacing Jim Steele. Jim was an incredible leader and knew how to get the absolute most out of each capitol dollar...many national recognitions...I also know GCPS picked the right guy.


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