Stephens Co. BOE To Vote on New Superintendent Today

The Stephens County Board of Education is expected to vote to officially name former Gilmer County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey as the next Superintendent of Stephens County Schools at its meeting later today.

The Stephens County Board of Education meets at 5:30 p.m. today at the Stephens County School System Administrative Offices on Mize Road.

Stephens County Board of Education members voted back on March 31 to name Dorsey as the only finalist from a search process that considered 31 applications and interviewed five candidates.

The board then had to allow for a 14-day public notice period required by state law before voting to make Dorsey’s hiring official.

Dorsey would replace Sherrie Whiten, who retired last month.

He served as the Superintendent of Gilmer County Schools from 2010 through September 2013.

The Times-Courier of Ellijay reports that the Gilmer County Board of Education voted 3-2 to terminate and buy out Dorsey’s contract as Gilmer County Schools Superintendent in September 2013.

That came about nine months after he had been given a contract extension under a previous school board.

Prior to his time in Gilmer County, Dorsey served as the Principal at White County High School from 2005 to 2010.

During his 22-year career in education, Dorsey has also served as the principal of Berrien County High School, a middle and high school principal in Candler County, and a teacher in Richmond County.

Prior to his time in education, Dorsey also worked for Georgia Power Company.

Dorsey earned his B.A. degree from Auburn University in 1989 and he also holds graduate degrees from Augusta State University and Piedmont College.