The search for a new school superintendent of Bryan County Schools finally came to a close Thursday when the Board of Education selected Dr. Paul T. Brooksher for the position.
During its regular meeting at Bryan County Elementary School, the board voted 6-1 in favor of hiring Brooksher with board member Paine Bacon casting the nay vote.
Brooksher said Thursday he is honored and looks forward to getting to work in his new position. His duties as superintendent of Bryan County Schools begin July 1.
“I’m feeling great, honored, humbled by the board’s decision,” Brooksher said. “I couldn’t be more excited to be part of such a great community. I look forward to working with the faculty, staff, parents, community, the businesses — all the stakeholders and also the children specifically. I’m really excited.”
Warren said Friday he feels confident with the board’s selection.
“It was a very long process and a very in-depth process, but we feel like we got the right guy for the job,” Warren said. “He is very up-to-date on modern educational philosophy and he has a lot of management experience and will do Bryan County very well.”
Brooksher, who has most recently served as the director of human resources and staffing for Gwinnett County Schools, said it will be a change from what he is used to.
“But it’s different in a good way,” he said. “I’m excited about the new opportunity to grow and learn … so I can’t tell you how much I look forward to it.”
For more, pick up a copy of the May 26 edition of the News.