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Dr. David Mosely's time with the Dougherty County School System is coming to a close Dr. David Mosely's time with the Dougherty County School System is coming to a close
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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Dougherty County school board members are confident they'll find an outstanding candidate to take over as superintendent next year. They appointed a committee to select the qualifications candidates must have Wednesday.

The long search to find a replacement for the interim superintendent could soon begin now that a point committee will narrow candidate requirements and find ways to advertise the opening.

As the school year progresses, Interim Superintendent Dr. David Mosely's time with the Dougherty County School System is coming to a close. And board members are working to find a replacement.

"This selection of the new superintendent is undoubtedly the most important job that any of us will be facing. Because the superintendent will be the one to lead our school system into the future,"  said School Board Member Dr. Lane Price.

A point committee of Milton Griffin, Dr. Lane Price and Chairwoman Carol Tharin will compile a list of requirements, but not everyone was happy with the decision.

"Well, normally the chairman alone takes that role. However it appeared to me that certain members of the board wished it to be done by a committee," said Chairwoman Carol Tharin. 

Tharin said the committee was necessary to move forward.

"The point committee that was (formed) today is really to do the basic mechanics of getting everything running. And as soon as we start getting applications in, then at that point it goes to a committee as a whole," said Dr. Price.

The system will be on the lookout for an experienced educator with a proven track record."Dr. Mosely has already taken us in a new direction. And I hope that whoever we hire can see the good things that Dr. Mosely has done and put into place, and continue with moving the system forward," said Tharin.

Board members will seek the public's input as they begin their search after surveying each of the principals in the system for their opinions. And the system will have to make itself attractive to candidates as well.

"Not only do we think he's the right person for us. Because we want to get somebody in here who's superb and who will stay," Price said.

But the board feels confident they'll find a quality replacement before Mosley's tenure ends in June 2014. The Georgia School Board Association hopes to post the opening from next month until the middle of January.

Some board members hope to begin interviewing applicants by mid-March. The point committee hopes to present a final list of requirements for the opening at the next meeting on November 4th.

 

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