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Superintendent vacancy draws 20 hopefuls

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With the application deadline for a new Richmond County school superintendent just four days away, the latest candidate profile released Monday shows 20 people have put in for the job so far.

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The updated profile was made public through the school board attorney's office and has been issued weekly by the Georgia School Boards Association, which is undertaking the superintendent search.

A week ago, a similar report showed 14 applicants.

The new breakdown of candidates shows that of the 20 people to have applied, nine are from Georgia, two are from South Carolina and one each is from North Carolina, Virginia, Florida, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Michigan and Kentucky.

Seven of the candidates are current superintendents and two are assistant superintendents. One each lists the following as their occupation: headmaster, adjunct faculty, coordinator, former assistant superintendent, associate superintendent, "C.O. Leadership/Prof. Dev.," executive director of grant development, principal, assistant professor of education leadership, deputy superintendent and president/CEO.

There are 12 candidates with doctorate degrees, four with a Ph.D., two with master's degrees, and two with education specialist degrees.

No candidates' names have been released.

Board members have said interviews could begin as soon as next month, and a replacement won't be named any earlier than July or August.

School board members are planning contract negotiations with Deputy Superintendent James Whitson to fill in on an interim basis.

Superintendent Dana Bedden has accepted a superintendent job in Irving, Texas.

His last work day in Augusta is June 18.

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Trey Enfantay
Trey Enfantay 05/25/10 - 06:36 am
I wonder if Dr Frazier has

I wonder if Dr Frazier has formally applied?

beboisme 05/25/10 - 08:05 am
Mr.Trey I do believe Frazier

Mr.Trey I do believe Frazier has missed that bus.

alumna 05/25/10 - 08:37 am
Did the author mean Ed. D.

Did the author mean Ed. D. when he stated that 12 candidates had doctorate degrees? A Ph.D. is also a doctorate, which would mean 16 candidates have doctoral degrees. Though it would be helpful to qualify the Ed.D. as something that sticks when you drive through the UGA campus really slowly, as opposed to a Ph.D., for which one trades 5 years of their life to earn through arduous study and research.

corgimom 05/25/10 - 09:05 am
Alumna, I saw that too.

Alumna, I saw that too.

JustMe 05/25/10 - 09:20 am
Dr. Frazier refuses to follow

Dr. Frazier refuses to follow rules.....i.e. would not submit to breathalyzer. Gee what a great role model. If I hadn't been drinking and got pulled over I would take it willingly. At the very least, he was driving as if he was drunk!!

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