School board agenda includes item for superintendent selection

Published 5:04 pm Wednesday, February 20, 2019

It appears the Troup County School System will name its new superintendent at Thursday’s board meeting.

The board agenda for Thursday night’s meeting was released Wednesday afternoon and includes an action item on superintendent selection for Troup County Schools.

“The Interim Superintendent recommends that the School Board name the selection for Superintendent of Troup County Schools,” the agenda reads.

It’s possible that the board could table the discussion until a later time, however, the “special board report” was added to the meeting agenda following Tuesday’s work session.

There was no update on the superintendent search during Tuesday night’s work session, but the board went into executive session for personnel matters at the end of the meeting.

The three finalists for superintendent all interviewed last week during executive session interviews at LaGrange College. Larry DiChiara, Brian Shumate and Peggy Aune are the finalists for the position.

Aune is the current associate superintendent of curriculum and instruction at Collier County Public Schools in Naples, Florida. She has worked in education for 18 years, all with Collier County Public Schools, where she’s served in numerous roles.

DiChiara is currently the president of an education-based consulting firm, SOY Education Associates. He’s previously served as superintendent of Phenix City Schools in Alabama and led the state takeover team into Selma City Schools.

Shumate is the current superintendent of the Medford School District in Medford, Oregon. He spent 27 years in the Jefferson County Public School System in Louisville, Kentucky.

Dr. Roy Nichols has served as interim superintendent since August.

Thursday’s meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. at 100 North Davis Road in LaGrange.