Floyd County Schools named current interim superintendent Dr. John Jackson as its sole finalist for the permanent position. Jackson has been serving as interim superintendent since October 1.

Dr. Jackson previously served as interim superintendent of the Rome City Schools and spent 10 years of his career with the city schools.

‘When Dr.Jackson came on we never thought he would be a full time placement. However, over the past few months he really feel in love with the community and the kids. He truly is a calming leader that always seem to put children first.,’ said board member Jay Shell.

Jackson will officially be hired during the board’s March meeting.

His other past roles in education include being an assistant principal and principal from 1987-1993, and was Director of Instruction from 1993-1997.

Jackson served Oconee County Schools as their Assistant Superintendent from 2005-2008, and Superintendent of Schools from 2008-2012.

The FCBOE paid the Georgia School Boards Association $7,000 to conduct the search for the superintendent.