New CHS band director and assistant principals expected to be hired Tuesday

The Grady County Board of Education will likely hire five assistant principals and a new Cairo High School band director if all goes according to plan.
Superintendent-elect Dr. Kermit Gilliard said this week that interviews for five assistant principal positions began last week and are wrapping up this week. He reported that interviews for CHS band director are slated for Friday.
A total of 52 candidates applied for the five assistant principal positions open for the 2015-2016 school term. Dr. Gilliard reports that each school principal selected the candidates they wished to interview from the field of 52.
A total of 20 candidates threw their names into the ring to replace CHS Band Director Michael Thomas who recently announced his plans to accept the directorship of the Thomas County Central High School band in Thomasville.
Dr. Gilliard, who was a member of the Syrupmaker band in high school, along with Washington Middle School Principal Tilda Brim (a former Syrupmaker band member), Finance Director Dan Broome (a former Syrupmaker band member), Washington Middle School Band Director Patrick Ballew, and CHS Band Booster President Jeffery Cape will interview three candidates for CHS band director on Friday.
“We are anticipating having recommendations for the board to consider at its meeting next Tuesday night. I am very pleased with the level of interest in the assistant principal positions and the CHS band director. I’m confident we will have excellent people to assume these roles,” Dr. Gilliard said.

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