The Geogia School Superintendents Association announced that Rockdale County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Samuel King was named as one of the four finalists for 2010 Superintendent of the Year, the winner of which will be named in December.
King said in a released statement, “I am truly grateful to have the support of all the members of the Board of Education and their tenacity to nominate me again. Making it to the finalist level is a reflection of the entire school system and the hard work and dedication given by our faculty and staff to each student, every day.”
The four finalists are:
Dr. Gayland Cooper, Superintendent, Rome City Schools
Dr. Sam King, Superintendent, Rockdale County Schools
Dr. Emily Lembeck, Superintendent, Marietta City Schools
Dr. Paul Shaw, Superintendent, White County Schools
The four finalists were chosen from among a field of 21 superintendents who had been nominated, three-fourths of them placed in nomination by the members of their local boards of education. All four finalists will now complete a lengthy document prepared by the American Association of School Administrators -- an "application" of sorts" -- and submit it for a second round of judging. The winner, who will represent Georgia in the national competition, will be named during the Dec. 4 awards luncheon that is part of the annual GSBA/GSSA Winter Conference at the Waverly Hotel in Cobb County.