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Decatur Superintendent may work for former school board chair


Decatur Superintendent may work for former school board chair

Phyllis Edwards
Phyllis Edwards

Phyllis Edwards

This story has been updated. 

Superintendent Phyllis Edwards might be taking a job with the Georgia School Boards Association when her contract ends on Dec. 31.

If she accepts the job, she will be working for Valarie Wilson, GSBA’s Executive Director. Wilson served as the Decatur School Board chair from 2005 to 2011.

A spokesperson for City Schools of Decatur wasn’t able to immediately confirm whether Edwards was offered and had accepted the job. Justin Pauly, a spokesperson for GSBA, confirmed that discussions about bringing Edwards on board are ongoing, but there’s nothing official yet.

“There has been some discussions apparently,” Pauly said. “There’s no formal contracts or anything right now, as to what that would look like. Valarie is still having discussions with Dr. Edwards, at this point there’s nothing official.”

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According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Edwards would be heading up superintendent searches and board development for GSBA. To read the AJC story, click here.

Decatur’s School Board considered hiring GSBA to conduct the search for Edwards’ replacement to GSBA. The board later awarded the contract to Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates.

Wilson was named GSBA executive director in May after a failed bid to become state schools superintendent.

When Edwards announced her resignation in March, she said she would move back to Florida to be closer to her family.

This is a developing story. More information will be provided when it becomes available.