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Trent North Named Douglas County School Superintendent back button

May 30, 2017

The Board of Education named Trent North as the new school superintendent effective June 1, 2017, at a special called meeting on May 30, 2017, at 7 p.m. He replaces Dr. Gordon Pritz who retired May 31, 2017.

For information provided in Mr. North's application, please click below.

Mr. Trent North

Three applicants were named by the Board as the best qualified for the position. For 14 calendar days, the Board made the resumes of the three finalists public and available for inspection and copying as required.  

The Douglas County Board of Education worked with Georgia School Boards Association Search Leaders, Trudy Sowar and Dr. Sam King, to identify the characteristics desired in the new superintendent; adopted qualifications for the position; approved and disseminated a recruitment announcement; reviewed applications; and interviewed candidates who appeared to have closely met the qualifications. Forty-four applications were received from a broad range of applicants from the following states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, New Jersey, New Mexico, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Washington, Texas, and the District of Columbia. From these applicants, nine candidates were chosen for close review and eight were interviewed as the Board sought to determine those applicants best qualified for the position.




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