Search for school superintendent underway

    Search for school superintendent underway. / Photo: Danielle Ledbetter<p>{/p}

    The search for the Tift County School Superintendent is now underway.

    The current Tift County Superintendent, Patrick Atwater announced this will be his last year before retiring.

    The Georgia School Board Association is conducting a nation wide search

    The school system is hoping to have someone hired by December.

    They want some overlap time between the current superintendent and the new one to ensure a smooth transition.

    Stacey Beckham, the Director of Communications, for the Tift County Schools share what they're looking for in a candidate.

    Beckham says, "Someone who also shares the vision we have of trying to be a leader, especially in Georgia education and to embrace that vision and the plan we have in process and to continue to see our system grow."

    She also says they have taken input from the community and that will definitely be incorporated into the process.

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