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Eight applied for Southside principalship, interviews are being scheduled

A total of eight applications were received by the Grady County School System for the vacant principal position at Southside Elementary School.
Grady County School Superintendent Dr. Kermit Gilliard said this week he is in the process of scheduling interviews with the top three prospects.
The superintendent said his goal is to make a recommendation to the Grady County Board of Education at its May meeting, which is next Tuesday night beginning at 6 p.m.
An interview committee including teacher representatives, members of the Southside administration team and Assistant School Superintendent Laura Elliott will participate with Dr. Gilliard in the interviews.
Interviews will be planned for this Friday and next Monday, according to the superintendent.
In January, Dr. Gilliard asked for the resignation of Southside Elementary School’s then-Principal Stacey Whigham, who had served in the position since May 2017.
Mrs. Whigham was originally hired in April 2016 as an assistant principal at Cairo High School, but before she could begin work, Dr. Gilliard appointed her Southside principal.
Since her departure in January, Assistant School Superintendent Kevin Strickland has filled in as the interim principal.

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