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Davis finalist for Robertson County job

Sabrina Garrett

Special to The Chronicle

Wilson County Director of Schools Mike Davis is being considered for a similar job in Robertson County, The Wilson Post learned Tuesday.

Although Davis said it would be “presumptuous” of him to comment on the job opportunity at present time, he did confirm that he is one of five candidates to be interviewed for the director position. 

“I have not heard anything official,” he said.

Davis announced his resignation from his current role in Wilson County at the school board’s December 2012 meeting, effective when his contract expires on June 30. The Board of Education accepted the resignation with a 5-0 vote.

At the December meeting, Davis, who has served in Wilson County for almost six years, said that he was going to “take some time” to think about his next professional move – and it appears that he has his sights set on Robertson County. 

The Board of Education voted at its meeting Monday night to establish a timetable for hiring Davis’ replacement. The board will be accepting applications for the position from now until March 22.

“They are planning to hopefully have someone named by the May school board meeting,” Davis added.

Chairman Don Weathers said that Wayne Qualls of Teams Inc. will be collecting the resumes and narrowing job candidates down to four finalists by April 12. The first round of interviews will take place on April 20, narrowing it down to two finalists for the second round of interviews on April 27.

The Board also honored longtime 98.9 WANT “Coleman & Company” host and insurance salesman Coleman Walker with a Community Partnership Award for his efforts to promote the school system through radio. 

Walker said that the school system does a lot with youth education, adult education and, of course, athletics. “I am very appreciative of the recognition. From my perspective education is so important and I am glad to help publicize that here on the radio,” he added.

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