James Clemens High School Principal Named Superintendent Finalist In Georgia

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Madison is three months away from opening its second high school, but they could soon be in the market for James Clemens' second principal. One of the first people hired to work at the new high school could soon be on his way out. Dr. John Green, hired in September 2011, is now a finalist for a superintendent's job in Georgia.

All eyes in Madison are on Dr. Green.

"This has been a wonderful opportunity. It may still continue to be a wonderful opportunity," said Dr. Green.

"May" is an important word, considering there's a 50/50 chance educators in Georgia could offer the principal of James Clemens High School another job.

The Jackson County School Board in Georgia named him a finalist in their superintendent search. Dr. Green has worked in education 30 years and retired as an Assistant Superintendent in Georgia last year.

Dr. Green's boss says the new school's principal is in a good spot. Dr. Dee Fowler also knows it leaves Clemens High in a vulnerable position.

"Am I surprised that Georgia is interested in looking at him as a superintendent. Not at all. Do I think he would make a good superintendent. Yes, I do think he would make a great superintendent," said Madison City Schools Superintendent Dr. Dee Fowler.

Dr. Green says he did not seek the opportunity it Georgia, but it found him.

"This particular district is one that I have watched for several years. I did not really anticipate that becoming an opening," said Dr Green.

Dr. Fowler is glad to know only five more teacher positions need to be filled at the new school, but is anxious about the possibility of hiring a school principal again.

"Is this is a good time to lose John Green, heck no. Would four months from now be a good time to lose John Green, heck no," added Dr. Fowler.

The school board in Jackson County, Georgia could name its pick for superintendent in a couple of weeks.

Dr. Fowler says he is not making any plans until absolutely necessary.