Dr. Glenn White was named superintendent of Floyd County Schools during a called meeting Wednesday of the Board of Education. The vote was unanimous, 5-0, and negates the need for an expanded search.
White, the semi-retired director of student services, was named interim superintendent on Aug. 19 after Dr. Jeff Wilson resigned. White is the 9,000-student school system’s third superintendent since Dr. Jeff McDaniel was fired five years ago.
White was among the finalists for the post when the board hired Wilson in 2018. White was the longtime principal of Model High before joining the central office under a regime shift by then-superintendent McDaniel. White also continues to serve as the president of the Georgia High School Association, which governs high school sports. He also has been a finalist for other superintendent spots in recent years.
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The school system’s release:
At Wednesday morning’s called board meeting, the Floyd County Board of Education (FCBOE) named current interim superintendent Dr. Glenn White as the new superintendent of Floyd County Schools (FCS) beginning October 1. Dr. White has been serving as interim superintendent since August 17.
“The Board felt that because of Dr. White’s time in the school system, he has a long-term vision for growth while maintaining stability during this process,” said FCBOE board chair Dr. Tony Daniel. “He’s made some good decisions during his short time as interim, and there is a strong reciprocal relationship between him and his leadership teams. It’s the people in this system who do a fantastic job every day.”
Said Dr. White: “I’d like to thank the FCBOE for this opportunity to be the superintendent in this great, outstanding school system. We have great administrators, teachers, support staff, students, and parents. The whole group is top of the line and the best you can find anywhere in the world. As we go forward, I’ll make it well known to everybody in our community and this part of the state that we have the best school system. We offer the highest quality education to our students and we want them here.”
Prior to his appointment as interim superintendent, Dr. White served FCS as the director of student services for five years. Before that, he spent 24 years as an administrator at Model High School. Dr. White was elected president of the Georgia High School Association in 2014 and will continue to serve in that position as well.