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School board to pick interim superintendent Wednesday

ALBANY, Ga. — The Dougherty County Board of Education will hold a called meeting at 9 a.m. today to select an interim superintendent.

The board will also vote on a new chairman for the next two years.

The Board will select its interim chief from three candidates — Roy Brooks, David “Butch” Mosely and Franklin Perry. Whoever is selected will serve until the board selects a permanent superintendent to replace Joshua Murfree, who left the job last month.

Murfree and the DCSS agreed to a mutual termination of his contract and he stepped down on Dec. 18. System Executive Finance Director Kenneth Dyer has been serving as acting superintendent.

“I am ready and prepared to begin work today as the school system’s interim superintendent,” Brooks, the former superintendent of the Sumter County School System, wrote in a cover letter expressing interest in the job. “Having been an interim principal twice and in addition to supervising interim executive level cabinet members as superintendent, I know what is expected and how to effectively manage ‘the store’ as an interim as the school system completes the process of finding a permanent superintendent.”

Brooks was one of three finalists to replace former superintendent Sally Whatley in 2010. The School Board eventually hired Murfree.

Here are brief thumbnails of the three interim superintendent candidates:

  • Roy Brooks: The former superintendent of Sumter County schools (2010-12) and the Little Rock, Ark., School District (2004-07) also is the former CEO of eStem Public Charter Schools, Inc. in Little Rock (2007-10).


Roy Brooks

He has a B.S. in Elementary Education from Florida A&M University and an M.S. and Ed.D. from Nova Southeastern University.

  • David “Butch” Mosely: A native of Climax, Mosely has served as superintendent of the Decatur County, Vidalia City and Glynn County school systems before retiring in 1999. After that he served as interim superintendent of the Carroll, Mitchell and Coffee county schools.

Mosely holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Georgia and a Ed.D. from Nova University.

  • Franklin Perry: Perry, who lives in Macon, is a former superintendent of the Twiggs County School System.


Franklin Perry

He holds a B.S. from South Carolina State University and a M.Ed from Virginia State University and a Ed.D from Nova Southeastern University.

School Board chairman James Bush confirmed Tuesday that after selecting the interim superintendent, the Board would select a chairman to serve for a two-year term.

Bush, Darrel Ealum and Carol Tharin are considered the leading candidates for the position.


FryarTuk 2 years, 10 months ago

Well, I am anticipating a good choice.


waltspecht 2 years, 10 months ago

Which, Good Fryer, would you percieve to be a good choice? I mean besides anybody but Murfree!


bubbasmithredneck 2 years, 10 months ago

With this new board....I think it will be easy to predict


Black_Falcon 2 years, 10 months ago

All three candidates received their doctorate degrees from Nova Southern. I heard this "university" was nothing more than a diploma mill. You pay the fee, get your degree plus the raise that comes with it (from being in public education).


dingleberry 2 years, 10 months ago

Noted the same thing. Under the present system of "get an advanced degree", we buy poor degree paper routinely and pay people for advanced degrees that are unrelated to what is involved in the current job. It would be interesting to see how many Nova people we pay extra for.


Sister_Ruby 2 years, 10 months ago

It's a CROCK doctorate..........a CROCKTORATE, you might say. Getting your Doctorate in your underwear? Bull**** !!

But like Terry said......I'm keeping my powder dry. It's one of my New Year's Revolutions.


dickyboy 2 years, 10 months ago

We don't need a Butch from Climax.... He's out..


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