Superintendents Selection Process

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After they whittle down the unexpectedly large field of applicants for superintendent of schools, the Pickens County Board of Education will interview the first round of candidates April 6th-8th. According to a press release from the school system, the search is progressing on schedule and the board has reviewed all applications and has identified applicants for their first round of interviews. Currently, Dr. Charles Webb is serving as interim superintendent for the system. He was hired on a six-month contract after Dr. Lula Mae Perry resigned. While they want to make it clear that no applicant has been eliminated at this point, the board has identified eight candidates who will be interviewed over the three-day period during spring break. After interviewing these applicants, the board plans to conduct initial interviews with at least one or two more applicants. They will then consider calling in more applicants for first interviews and will likely call back some applicants to gather more detailed information, according to the press release. The lead…show more content…
Addis, the Pickens search has returned the most number of applicants for a Georgia superintendent vacancy in recent years. Of those applicants, 10 are female and 39 are male; 11 are experienced superintendents and the remainder have experience as principals, assistant superintendents or similar leadership roles in education. Back in February the school board asked the community to participate in a survey that asked questions about what qualifications, skills and personality traits were most important in a superintendent - 471 community members and 201 employees from the school system responded. The board used this information to identify the first group of applicants to interview. In a public statement the board said they are, “committed to following an appropriate process, to conducting the search carefully, and to finding the best possible Superintendent for Pickens
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