Cherokee County School Board Calls Meeting to Appoint Superintendent of Schools

Cherokee County School Board Calls Meeting to Appoint Superintendent of Schools

The Cherokee County School Board will meet for a called meeting on Friday, Dec. 18, to consider the appointment of a new Superintendent of Schools.

The School Board established a process to attract and vet a new Superintendent of Schools that began on September 3, 2015. The process included a statewide publication of a notice of vacancy that attracted inquiries/applications from four states, hours of individual review by Board members of letters of interest, applications, résumés, independent education verification, and background screens, as well as two extended executive sessions of the Board.

The School Board will consider the appointment and employment subject to contract negotiations of Dr. Brian V. Hightower as Superintendent of Schools at a special called meeting on Friday, Dec. 18, at 6 p.m. at the Historic Canton High School/School Board Auditorium located at 111 Academy Street, Canton, GA 30114.

A presentation regarding Dr. Hightower’s credentials and experience will precede an opportunity for public input and a vote of School Board regarding Dr. Hightower’s appointment.

Notice of Vacancy: Cherokee County Superintendent of Schools

Category : CCSD

September 18, 2015 VACANCY NOTICE (…effective Feb. 1, 2016) Cherokee County Superintendent of Schools

In order to be considered for this present vacancy, all applicants must submit an application form. Resumes do not substitute for an application form. An applicant’s file must contain: a formal letter of application, completed application form including a completed financial and criminal background screening authorization (available upon request from Roach, Caudill & Gunn at 770.479.1406), current resume and transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate-level education. Applications must be received by Roach, Caudill & Gunn, 111 W. Main St., Canton, Ga. 30114 and postmarked by midnight on October 19, 2015.

A full brochure is posted below.


  • Strong educational leader, advocate and spokesperson for public education
  • Commitment to a comprehensive education for all students
  • Successful teaching and school system superintendent or senior staff-level administrative experience
  • Proven record in curriculum and instructional development, educational finance and budgeting and supervision of a substantial school construction program
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal and management skills
  • High standards of professional conduct
  • Ability to work cooperatively with a School Board and the broader community
  • Doctorate degree in education is preferred

Applicants are subject to financial and criminal background checks and must verify and document previous leadership experiences. Under Georgia’s Open Records Act, names and information with respect to as many as three finalist candidates under consideration must be released by CCSD to the public. The Cherokee County School System does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age or disability in its employment practices.

Cherokee County Superintendent of Schools Brochure

Notice of Superintendent Vacancy