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Beaufort County Selects 3 Finalists for Superintendent Position

Gloria Davis courtesy of Decatur Public Schools Gloria Davis courtesy of Decatur Public Schools
Kathryn LeRoy courtesy of Duval County Public Schools Kathryn LeRoy courtesy of Duval County Public Schools
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BEAUFORT COUNTY, S.C. -

The Beaufort County Board of Education has selected three finalists in its search for a new superintendent:

Gloria J. Davis is currently the superintendent of the 9,100-student Decatur Public Schools in Decatur, Ill.

Kathryn LeRoy is the director of high school programs for the 125,000-student Duval County Public Schools in Jacksonville, Fla.

Jeffrey Moss is the superintendent of the 9,850-student Lee County Schools in Sanford, N.C.

The three finalists were selected from a pool of seven candidates interviewed by the Board earlier this week.  Those seven were chosen from a pool of 122 applications.

Each finalist will visit Beaufort County for a second interview with the Board, a meeting with district employees and a public forum that will be televised live on the Beaufort County Channel.

Officials have made some changes to those forums.  The new schedule is:

  • Wednesday, Feb. 13, 7-8 p.m. – Finalist Jeffrey Moss, district office at 2900 Mink Point Blvd. in Beaufort.
  • Thursday, Feb. 14, 7-8 p.m. – Finalist Kathryn LeRoy, district office at 2900 Mink Point Blvd. in Beaufort.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 19, 7:30-8:30 p.m. – Finalist Gloria J. Davis, Bluffton Library, 120 Palmetto Way in Bluffton.

At each forum, that night's featured candidate will make a brief opening statement and then answer questions from audience members. 

Questions will alternate between live audience members and television viewers who submit their queries via e-mail.

The public will be able to comment on the finalists using paper forms at the forums or electronic forms that will be posted to the school district's website beginning next Tuesday, Feb. 12.

The school district's former superintendent, Valerie Truesdale, retired in October and accepted a senior position in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District. 

Jackie Rosswurm, the district's human resources chief, has been serving as acting superintendent.

The Board hopes to have the new superintendent under contract by the first week of March but the person selected likely will not report to work until July 1.

 

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