By Greg Gullberg
March 18, 2013
Quitman, GA - What does it take to be superintendent of schools?
Brooks County residents we talked to have lots of opinions.
"Definitely having higher education; college experience," said Danielle Sandefur, Brooks Co. resident.
"Nothing beats experience," said Peggy Mitchell, Brooks Co. resident.
School leaders want to know what residents think because they are actively searching for a new superintendent of schools now that the current one is retiring after 38 years in the Brooks school system. So they put out an online survey with nine questions.
The survey asks residents to rank qualifications by their importance, like how important is it the candidate has an advanced degree like a Ph.D. or previous experience as a Superintendent. The survey is open to anyone in Brooks County.
"Anyone in this area who wants to provide feedback about this particular school system and that superintendent search can fill out the survey," said Sharah Denton, Brooks School Spokesman.
"I believe that you, your self, should have an excellent education to be inspiring other students," said Sandefur.
"I really don't think a Ph.D. matters if he cares about the kids and wants the best for the kids education," said Mitchell.
School Superintendent is a six figure position. They will over see five schools and 2,300 students. And that's no small job.
"I would like them to have the best superintendent they can get," said Mitchell.
Click on the link below to begin the survey. The deadline for the survey will be April 12th.
To stay current on the superintendent search click the GSBA link :