Dr. Mike Hickman

Message from Superintendent

There is much excitement about the upcoming school year! As we plan and prepare for the new school term, it is our sincere hope this will be a safe and successful year for students, staff, parents, and community members in our school district. It is indeed a pleasure and honor to serve our stakeholders in Monroe County. Even as we work our way through a global pandemic, we are committed to serving each child at his or her level. 

As a school district, our mission is simply...Learn. Grow. Succeed. If our students and staff can work toward these goals on a daily basis, we will be successful as a school district. We also encourage the creation of relationships with students and parents that foster positive and nurturing learning environments in our schools. In this way, our school system will continue to be recognized for developing students with the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful. 

If you have any questions or concerns about the upcoming school year, please feel free to contact your child's school or contact the Monroe County Board of Education. Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to work with you and your child this year. This is going to be an amazing year! 


Dr. Mike Hickman is in his 29th year as an educator.  He spent his first eight years in the classroom as a science teacher and athletic coach before becoming an Assistant Principal at Mary Persons High School.  He served three years as Assistant Principal at Mary Persons High School from 2002 to 2004. Dr. Hickman served as an Assistant Principal at Pike County Elementary School in Zebulon, Georgia, for two years from 2005 to 2006. Dr. Hickman served as Principal of Banks Stephens Middle School from 2007 to 2011 and served as the Assistant Superintendent for Personnel and Middle/High Education in Monroe County Schools from 2012 to 2015. He was named Interim Superintendent by the Board of Education in May of 2015 and was approved as Superintendent in December of 2015.         
He earned his Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University, his Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Georgia College & State University, and his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Mercer University. He is currently a member of the Georgia Association of Educational Leaders (GAEL), Georgia School Superintendents Association (GSSA), and Past President and current member of Forsyth/Monroe County Rotary Club. He also serves on the Board of Control for Middle Georgia Regional Educational Services Agency (MGRESA) and is a  board member on the Monroe County Board of Health.             

He is a native of Forsyth and graduated from Mary Persons High School in 1984. Dr. Hickman has been married to his wife Dana for 36 years. They have two daughters, Becky and Lauren. When not working, he enjoys walking, playing golf, and spending time with his family.