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Dist. 5 Administrator New Superintendent of Ga. School District

by Erin Garner

Jeff Wilson


Courtesy White County News

Jeff Wilson, an assistant superintendent in Anderson, S.C., is the White County Board of Education's only finalist for the job of school superintendent.

School board chair Kendyl Brock Hunter said the board felt Wilson has “great ideas” for school leadership.

“He has such vast knowledge, and a lot of depth. He's worked in curriculum, finance and special education,” she said.

Wilson has been the assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction for Anderson School District Five since 2003.

In 2010, he was named “District Level Administrator of the Year” by the South Carolina Association of School Administrators.

He previously worked for the South Carolina Department of Education and several other schools and systems. He has also held several adjunct teaching positions at the college level.

In Georgia, he was principal of Schley County Elementary and Middle School and also oversaw the district's special education programs.

He earned bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees from Clemson University and also did post-doctoral studies at Columbus State University.

Several of Wilson's references stated in writing that Wilson is “ready to be a superintendent.”

In his application, Wilson said he considers White County a “strong and supportive community,” and thinks of the school system as a progressive system with potential to be a statewide leader in student achievement.

“White County has a history of achievement but still has areas to improve, and I feel I can assist in the improvement process,” he stated in the application.

Georgia requires a 14-day period for public comments after officially offering school district administrator contracts.

Wilson is expected to be officially named to the position at an Aug. 25 board meeting and will begin work Aug. 29.

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