ALBANY, Ga. -- Dougherty County School system Assistant Superintendent Kenneth Goseer will retire from the system when his contract expires on June 30, the most prominent departure in what is expected to be a mammoth reworking of the district's administration and teaching staff.
In addition to Goseer, DCSS interim Superintendent Butch Mosely on Thursday said that Martin Luther King Elementary Interim Principal David Adams; Lincoln Magnet Principal Sheryl Holmes; and Magnolia Principal Jackie Fraizer also are retiring.
Mosely said he is recommending changes in principal positions at Albany Middle School (Horace Reid), Robert Cross Middle Magnet (Sammy Pringle) the South Georgia Regional Achievement Center (John I. Davis) and at Alice Coachman Elementary (Pat Victor).
Mosely also confirmed that he will not recommend contract renewals for Dougherty High Principal Jose Roquemore and Monroe High Principal Valerie Thomas. The Superintendent said that he wants to non-renew Albany High Principal Angela Shumate, but because Albany High is a state SIG (School Improvement Grant) school, he first would need the state Department of Education's approval to remove her from that position.
The latter three high school principals and Victor were named the state's 2009 CRCT cheating report and could face the revocation of their teaching certifications by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.
This week, a six-member DCSS panel spent three days interviewing 17 potential high school and middle school principals and assistant principals. Next week, the same panel will begin the process of interviewing elementary school principal candidates.
The Doughrty County School Board will meet Monday evening to consider the retirements in addition to the terminations and reshuffling of the administrative staff of the system's 23 schools.
Employees whose contracts are not renewed must receive notices of non-renewal from the district. The deadline for getting those letters out is May 15.
A non-renewed tenured employee would have 10 days to file a notice of appeal for a hearing before an administrative tribunal.