Blake Bass is a native of Newnan, Georgia, and a graduate of the Coweta County School System. He was a 35-year educator and during his career was a Coach, Teacher, Principal, Personnel Director, Assistant and Associate Superintendent, and Superintendent of Coweta County Schools. He retired from the school system in March of 2011.
Blake is a member of the Newnan Kiwanis Club, where he serves as a member of the Board of Directors and is currently President. He is also a Board Member of the Coweta Community Foundation, among other civic involvements. He was honored by his community as the 2011 Coweta County Citizen of the Year. Blake is also a member of the Centre of The Patrons of the Arts, where he was awarded the Richard Brooks Visionary Award of Distinction in 2011 and is a member of the Arts Hall of Fame.
Blake earned his B.A. in History at West Georgia College. He also earned a Master’s degree in Educational Administration and Supervision in 1990 from West Georgia, and an Ed.S. degree in Administration and Supervision in 1994 also from West Georgia. He has earned certifications through the Superintendent’s Professional Development Program and the School System Budget and Finance Institute, both offered by the Georgia School Superintendent’s Association and the Georgia Department of Education.
Blake is married to Lila Bass, and the couple has two children. Their oldest son, Chris is a graduate of the University of Alabama. He and his wife, Erin, live in Newnan with their two children, Ethan and Maggie. His youngest son, Stephen, is a graduate of the University of Georgia and currently lives in Hood River, Oregon.