Interim Superintendent Selected
Dr. John Jackson selected as interim superintendent
Posted on 09/22/2015
Dr. John Jackson
The Floyd County Board of Education selected Dr. John Jackson as the interim superintendent to lead the school system during the board's search for a new superintendent.  The board voted unanimously to tab Dr. Jackson to serve in the interim role during a called meeting Tuesday morning.  Dr. Jackson is well acquainted with the role of interim in the community as he led Rome City Schools during the transition between superintendents last year.  
Dr. Jackson led Oconee County Schools as superintendent from 2009 until he retired at the end of the 2011-2012 school year.  Jackson served children as an educator for more than 30 years before his retirement as a full time educator in 2012.

"The board's priority was to look for an individual with experience as a superintendent to lead the system during the search and Dr. Jackson not only has experience as a superintendent but he has filled the role of an interim," stated George Bevels, chairman of the Floyd County Board of Education. "The board is confident Dr. Jackson is the right person to direct the system during this transition time."

The Floyd County Board of Education is working with the Georgia School Boards Association in the search for a new superintendent for the school system.  The board will meet this evening at 6 p.m. with the Local School Governance Teams from the Coosa area to discuss the superintendent search.

The board is using these meetings with teachers, parents, administrators and community leaders in the Local Governance Teams to get a better idea of the type individual the community desires to fill the superintendent position.  The board has a survey available for the community to take to indicate the qualities, experience and expertise desired.  The survey can be found at: