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18 Apply For Superintendent’s Job

The Jeff Davis County Board of Education continues to work on selecting a new superintendent. Planning for the search began in February. Dr. Stan Rentz is retiring at the end of the school year.
The board engaged King-Cooper and Associates, a superintendent search firm, as consultants for the search. The position was advertised with an application deadline of March 8 and information about the search has been available on the school system website. The board conducted an online survey completed by over 200 community members and school district staff.
March 25, the board began reviewing applications and planning the interview process. Interviews begin this month and continue several weeks. After a first round of interviews, the board will select a small number of candidates for a second round of interviews.
The board received 18 applicants. Twelve have a doctorate. Five are superintendents or have superintendent experience. There are five assistant superintendents or system directors, six principals and two in other education related positions. Fifteen are from Georgia school systems with one each from Illinois, New Mexico and Tennessee.
“We are very pleased with the quality of applicants,” said Board Chair Roger Ogilvie. “This is a critical decision and the board is committed to selecting another excellent leader for our system.”

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