Interviews Held for Next Ozark City Schools Superintendent

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OZARK -- Three final candidates vying for the position of Ozark City Schools Superintendent presented their goals and strengths in front of the school board on Monday evening at Carroll High School.

The candidates include Ms. Dana Griggs, Dr. Irma Townsend and Dr. Rick McInturf.

Griggs is the Director of the Career Center and Director of Career/Technological Education & Secondary Curriculum. She has spent the past 21 years as an educator, 9 of those were with the school system's Career Center.

Griggs is currently pursuing her doctorate and is expected to achieve that goal in December.

Dr. Irma Townsend has been the Director of Human Resources for the past 14 years with Enterprise City Schools.

Dr. Townsend began her career as an Alabama educator at Carroll High School when her husband was stationed at Fort Rucker.

Dr. Townsend has nearly 30 years of experience in the field of Education.

The final candidate is Dr. Rick McInturf, the school system's current associate superintendent and testing coordinator.

Dr. McInturf is also in charge of managing the budget for federal dollars that come into the school system.

During the school board meeting tomorrow at Carroll High, a decision on the next superintendent could be made. The candidate will need a majority vote by the school board in order to get the position.

If a majority is not reached, the board will expand their search. They have not yet looked outside the Wiregrass for a candidate because the OCS School Board wanted to hire someone locally.