Dalton school board announces new superintendent Wednesday
The Dalton school board has announced the district's new leader: Dr. Tim Scott.
Dr. Scott is the assistant superintendent of district operations for Douglas County Schools.
He has worked throughout Georgia, beginning as a teacher for Houston County Schools in 1986. He has also served as principal at Warner Robins High in Houston County and at Dublin High School in Dublin City Schools where he helped raise the graduate rate and supervised the construction of a new high school.
Dr. Scott later moved to the metro Atlanta area, and was assistant principal at Lassiter High School in Cobb County before being named principal at Douglas County High School in 2011. He stayed there four and a half years before moving to his current position.
"We believe that by adding Dr. Scott to our governance team, we can maximize our district's many strengths and accelerate what we are doing well, while simultaneously addressing areas where improvement and change are needed," Dalton Public Schools said in their announcement.
Dr. Scott will officially begin his duties on Monday, March 19.
Dr. Scott and Don Amonett were both finalists for the position. Amonett currently serves as the interim superintendent for Dalton Public Schools, and will continue to serve as deputy superintendent.