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February 1, 2013

Top candidates named for Valdosta City Schools superintendent


VALDOSTA — Dr. William A. Hunter

Hunter is not currently employed but has formerly served as the superintendent of McIntosh County Schools in Darien between 2006 and 2012, superintendent of Brantley County Schools in Nahunta from 1996 to 2006,  associate professor of educational leadership at Valdosta State University between 1992 and 1996, superintendent of Searcy Public Schools in Searcy, Ark., from 1988 to 1992, vice president of First State Savings Bank in Mountain Home, Ark., between 1985 and 1987, superintendent of Mountain Home Schools in Mountain Home between 1979 and 1985, assistant superintendent of Mountain Homes schools between 1977 and 1979, Mountain Home Middle School principal between 1975 and 1977, a graduate assistant for Arkansas State University between 1973 and 1975, and a teacher, counselor and coach at Robinson High School in Little Rock, Ark. between 1971 and 1973.

Hunter’s education includes a B.S. in psychology/science from the University of Central Arkansas, a M.S. Ed. in counselor education from UCA, a Ed.S in educational administration from Arkansas State University and a Ed.D. in educational administration from the University of Arkansas.

Hunter has been involved with several professional organizations including being a member of the Governor’s Education Finance Task Force, a member of the Georgia’s School Delegation to Study United Kingdom School Finance, on the board of directors for the Georgia Schools Superintendent Association, a chairperson for the RESA Board of Control, president of the Consortium for Adequate School Funding in Georgia, the Georgia School Superintendent Association Legislative Committee, past board member of the Georgia Accrediting Commission, the American Association of School Administrators, assessor for the NASSP Superintendent’s Assessment Center, assessor for the NASSP Principal’s Assessment Center, past president of the Arkansas Association of Pupil Transportation, past president of the Arkansas Association of School Business Officials, representative for Arkansas superintendents in the Arkansas Higher Education Study Commission, and former chair of the Department of Educational Leadership Program Review Committee at Valdosta State University.

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