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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Six months after being named the sole finalist thus stopping Dougherty County School's superintendent search in its early stages, Dr. Joshua Murfree spent his first day on the job Tuesday.

When we caught up with Dr. Murfree, he was participating in training for Assistant Principals and Principals where they discussed school staffing concerns and the methods used for interviews.

Throughout the day he meet with staff, attending trainings, and got to know the people he'll be working with daily to try to improve Dougherty County Schools.

He's meeting with employees one on one. 

"Encouraging everyone that we're going to stay focused here on what's best for the system and that's the students and it seems like that's his main priority," said DCSS Executive Assistant Sonya Spillers.

"Once the leader is support an initiative then it sends a strong message to everyone that this is from the top down," said DCSS Exec. Dir. Curriculum and Instruction, Dianne Daniels.

"I'm excited about being here, I'm excited about being the school superintendent of Dougherty County, we're moving forward, we're doing what's right in terms of education," said Murfree.

Murfree also planned to meet with Human Resource Manager Tracy Williams and School Board Chairman David Maschke.

He's promised to sit down with WALB soon to discuss his plans for the system.


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