Chip Hood, the chairman of the Floyd County Board of Education, joined us on the Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on Wednesday morning on WRGA 98.7 FM. The board received more than 35 applications for superintendent, some as far away as Colorado and including neighboring states, he says. Among the 35 candidates were five from within the school system (two are now finalists for the post), he says. Since the board made public the names of the three finalists, a countdown clock is in effect with a decision on which one gets the job now due by May 29, Hood says.
The Floyd County Board of Education has named three finalists to success Dr. John Jackson as superintendent of the nearly 10,000-student school system. Two of the three finalists are from among the internal candidates who sought the post following Jackson’s announced plans to retire next month.
After conducting an extensive search and completing candidate interviews, board members named these final candidates: Dr. April Childers of Rome; Dr. Glenn White of Rome; and Dr. Jeffrey R. Wilson of Cleveland, Ga. (Click each name for a look at his or her resume).
Childers currently serves as deputy superintendent of Floyd County Schools. White, the former principal of Model High, is the director of student services and also serves as president of the Georgia High School Association.
Board Chairman Chip Hood said he felt like they have chosen three great finalists and believes all are fully capable of leading the school system.
The board intends to make its final selection in approximately three weeks.