Dalton City Board of Education will hold public discussion with superintendent finalists
The Dalton City Board of Education will meet Wednesday night for a public discussion with their two finalists for the school superintendent position.
The meeting will begin Wednesday evening at 5:30 p.m. in the Dalton City Hall Council Chambers.
Don Amonett currently serves as the interim superintendent for Dalton Public Schools, and has has been employed by the district since he was hired in 1977 as a 7th and 8th grade math teacher at the former Dalton Junior High School.
Amonett also served as Dalton Junior High principal and as assistant superintendent of operations during his career. He retired in 2011 from his role as deputy superintendent and became the part-time assistant to former superintendent Dr. Jim Hawkins.
During his time as interim superintendent, Amonett has moved along a general obligation bond to help build a new grades 6-7 school, which city voters approved in November.
He was recognized as the Tom Jones Educator of the Year in 2011, Star Teacher for DPS in 1987 and the GAE Middle School Principal of the year in 1987.
During his time as principal at Dalton Junior High School, the school was selected as a National School of Excellence, and Amonett led the staff in the major transition from being a traditional junior high school to a middle school model with teaming.
Don Amonett graduated from West Georgia College, now known as the University of West Georgia, earning his bachelor's in education, master's in mathematics and specialist degree in administration and supervision.
You can see Don Amonett's resume below: (Reading this story on a phone? Tap here to open this article in a browser to read the resume)
Dr. Tim Scott
Dr. Tim Scott is the assistant superintendent of district operations for Douglas County Schools.
Dr. Scott 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.
The schools Dr. Scott served as principal received the following honors:
- Title 1 Distinguished School at Northside High in 2005.
- 2014 America's Most Challenging High Schools by the Washington Post at Douglas County High School.
- Best High School 2015 US News Report at Douglas County High School and an AP School by the College Board at Douglas County High School in 2014.
Dr. Scott has experience leading a successful ESPLOST.
Dr. Scott graduated from Georgia College and State University with his bachelor's in health and physical education and master's in educational leadership. He received a specialist degree in educational leadership from Troy State University and a doctorate in educational leadership from Argosy University.
You can see Dr. Tim Scott's resume below: (Reading this story on a phone? Tap here to open this article in a browser to read the resume)