After a search that began in April 2018, the Peach County Board of Education has named Dr. Lionel Brown as the finalist for the Superintendent of Schools. Dr. Brown currently serves as Executive Director of Secondary Operations for the Houston County Schools. He has 24 years of experience as a teacher, coach, and building level administrator.
The naming of the finalist culminates three months of intense search activity by the Peach County Board of Education. In April, the Board employed search consultants KingCooper and Associates to assist with the search. With the help of the search firm, the position was advertised, candidates screened, and lengthy interviews conducted. With the naming of the finalist, the Board must now wait at least 14 days before taking an official vote to employ Dr. Brown.
Dr. Brown earned a Bachelor's degree and his Master's degree in Social Science from Georgia College and State University, where he also earned his EdS in Educational Leadership. He has an earned Doctorate from Nova Southeastern University in Educational Leadership. He has personal attachment to this area, as Dr. Brown is a graduate of the Houston County School System
The superintendent finalist began his career in education in 1994 as a teacher and assistant basketball coach at Warner Robins High School. He then became the assistant principal at Perry High School, where he served in that capacity for five years. He was tabbed to be the first principal of the brand-new Veterans High School in Houston County in 2009. His success there earned him a promotion to his current position, which he has held for the past three years. Dr. Brown has a history of academic success and a track record of building relationships that make a difference in children's lives.
Mr. BJ Walker, Chair of the Peach County Board of Education stated, "We are excited about the selection of Dr. Brown as our finalist. He is a very qualified and experienced educator who can successfully lead our district for many years to come."