Troy City School Board interviews second candidate

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 10, 2003

The Troy City School Board has just two more interviews to go before they start to discuss who will replace Superintendent Hank Jones.

Board members interviewed Herman "Mickey" Schuber Jr. Tuesday afternoon at City Hall after giving him a tour of Charles Henderson High School, Charles Henderson Middle School and Troy Elementary School.

Board President Ron Pierce said the interview went well, although the tour took longer than he had anticipated.

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"Just like Linda, he was well prepared and he is well qualified," Pierce said.

"I feel confident about these next two candidates and am certain we'll be able to pick a well qualified person."

Schuber said he was impressed with the schools, especially TES.

"The facility is as good as I've seen anywhere," he said.

"The other buildings were older, but I was impressed with the renovations that are taking place."

Schuber, who is currently the superintendent at Dublin City Schools in Dublin, Ga., said he is looking at a number of out of state positions and was attracted to Troy's community size and school structure.

"I prefer a small town," he said.

"And this is the right size school system and community."

He said he liked the school system based on what he saw.

Like Pierce, Schuber said there didn't seem to be enough time to see everything he would have liked to.

Schuber also said the interview went very well.

Already a superintendent, Schuber said the board's questions were comprehensive and will allow them to make the right decision.

Schuber has had years of experience working closely with the superintendents of Douglas County Schools in Douglasville, Ga., and Dublin City Schools.

After teaching for 15 years in Douglas County Schools, he moved to the central office for four years and worked first as Secondary Curriculum Coordinator and then as Director of Secondary Instruction.

In 1988, he began a string of assistant superintendent positions at both the school systems mentioned above.

In 1997, he began working in his current position.

Troy Bank and Trust furnished the reception after the interview.

Today at 2 p.m., board members will interview Joe David Walters, principal at Crestline Elementary School at Hartselle City Schools in Hartselle, Ala.

The interview will take place in council chambers at City Hall and once again be broadcast live on Troy Cable Channel 52.

A public reception will follow.