Dougherty County School Board to interview superintendent candidate today

BOE to hold face-to-face with Colquitt County School Superintendent Sam DePaul

Samuel A. DePaul

Samuel A. DePaul

ALBANY — The Dougherty County School System School Board is expected to meet in a called session Friday afternoon in which the board will interview one candidate for the district’s permanent superintendent position.

The Albany Herald has learned the candidate is Samuel DePaul, who currently serves as the superintendent of the Colquitt County School System. DePaul has served as Colquitt’s school chief since July 2012.

The local school system received 24 applications for the permanent superintendent’s position, but a source close to the Dougherty County situation said this week that DePaul is the only candidate currently scheduled for an interview.

Butch Mosely has held the DCSS’s interim superintendent’s job since January 2013, when former superintendent Joshua Murfree stepped down after nearly three years on the job.

DePaul did not return calls requesting comment on Thursday.

According to thesnaponline.com, DePaul came to Moultrie after serving eight years as superintendent of the Stanly County School System in Albemare, N.C. Before that, he was superintendent for three years at the Penn Hills School District in Pittsburgh, Pa.; Ambridge Area School District in Ambridge, Pa., and the Rochester Area School District in Rochester, Pa.

Mosely’s name is still in play for the position as he has made no secret of his desire to remove the "interim" from his title. He has not filed a formal application for the position, but has said he would take the job if offered by the Board.