Dr. April Childers, the deputy superintendent of Floyd County Schools since 2015 and a finalist for the top post last spring, has been recommended to serve as the next superintendent of Rabun County Schools in Northeast Georgia.
Rabun County is four-school system based in Tiger in the northeast corner of the state. It features a primary school, elementary school, middle school and high school. Childers, once formally approved, would replace Melissa Williams.
News of Childers being named the sole finalist was posted by Sky 96.3 FM (WRBN) radio station and The Clayton Tribune.
The radio station reports the decision was made at March 11 Rabun County Board of Education meeting. Final details of her employment are expected to be worked out later this month.
Childers had served as Floyd County’s director of accountability and strategic planning until spring 2015. She was promoted to deputy superintendent in a series of staff shakeups following news of the investigation into an ongoing theft ring within the school system’s maintenance department.
Dr. Jeff Wilson, superintendent of Floyd County Schools, sent this note to staff on Tuesday: