ALBANY, Ga. — Dougherty County School Superintendent Joshua Murfree has completed all requirements of a professional development plan (PDP) and has been issued certification through 2016 by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.
Murfree, who was hired as superintendent in June of 2010, lacked an Educational Leadership GACE (L7) at the time and was issued a two-year permit by the PSC in order to obtain the certification as required by the Dougherty County Board of Education.
PSC Executive Director Paul Shaw confirmed Wednesday that Murfree had completed the requirements of the PDP and had been issued certification good through June of 2016.
With the certification in hand, Murfree also gets a pay raise from $140,000 per year to $147,000. His employment contract with the DCSS runs through June of 2013.
The Herald is currently awaiting comment from the school system.