Tibbetts serving her last week as Okaloosa County superintendent

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Published: Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 01:48 PM.

FORT WALTON BEACH — The current superintendent of Okaloosa County schools is in her final full week in office.

Six years after first stepping into the leadership role, Alexis Tibbetts is making way for the newly elected superintendent, Mary Beth Jackson.

Jackson will be sworn in Nov. 20.  

“It’s been a wonderful journey, and I say that sincerely,” Tibbetts said. “I wouldn’t have traded this experience for anything. I’ve committed my life and career to this county and the students that are in it, and I’m glad that I did.”

The former teacher and principal first arrived to the office at 120 Lowery Place in Fort Walton Beach after beating out both a fellow Republican and a Democrat for the seat vacated two years earlier by then Superintendent Don Gaetz.

She was unopposed when she ran for her first full term in 2008.

Tibbetts said she’s proud of what she accomplished, even if much of it didn’t come easy.

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