Carrollton, GA – The Carrollton City Schools Board of Education held a called meeting today to deliberate on the selection of the next person to lead the system as Superintendent. Georgia statute requires the Board to name up to three finalists for the position and to provide a minimum 14 day period between the naming of those finalists and a final vote.
After reviewing both internal and external candidate submissions, the Board has named Carrollton High School Principal Dr. Mark Albertus is the sole finalist to become only the 10th Superintendent of Carrollton City Schools.
“This decision shapes our future,” said Dr. Jimmy Pope, Board of Education Chairman. “We have been deliberate and thorough. The Board worked tirelessly to select the candidate we believe has the skills and intellect to lead our system forward. We are excited for our students, our employees, our community and for the Albertus family. We feel Dr. Albertus is the ideal candidate to lead Carrollton City Schools.”
The Board vote to approve Dr. Albertus as Superintendent is expected to take place during the regular board meeting scheduled for February 9, 2016. Dr. Albertus will replace Dr. Kent Edwards as Superintendent of Carrollton City Schools. Edwards announced in December that he will retire from the Georgia Teacher Retirement System and return to his native Nebraska. The transition plan will be announced at the Board of Education meeting when Dr. Albertus is formally named Superintendent.
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About the Carrollton City School System: The Carrollton City School System is a Charter System as recognized by the State of Georgia Department of Education. Founded in 1886, Carrollton City Schools is a recognized educational leader with offerings including: the first state accredited STEM Program in K-3, one of only two high schools in Georgia to earn the AdvancED STEM certification, International Baccalaureate degree program, award- winning robotics teams as well as renowned programs for the arts and athletics.
Press Release Jay Goodman