Dr. Samuel DePaul will be leaving Stanly County Schools beginning in July. DePaul was officially voted in as the new Colquitt County Schools Superintendent in Georgia on Monday, April 19.
DePaul will be going to a demographically smaller county with roughly a 20,000 less population count and fewer schools. Stanly County has 21 schools: four high schools, one early college school, four middle schools, and 12 elementary schools. Colquitt County has 12 schools: one high school, one junior high school, one middle school, and 10 elementary schools.
Although Stanly County has more schools than Colquitt County, the number of students is actually smaller.
Dr. DePaul has served as the Stanly County Superintendent for the past eight years, and then in his home state of Pennsylvania in three different school districts, Penn Hills in Pittsburgh, Ambridge Area, and Rochester Area School Districts.
He began his educational career as a biology and chemistry teacher in Ohio and Pennsylvania and than worked as an assistant schools superintendent, principal, and assistant principal.