Dawson County school officials chose a new high school principal for the 2010-11 school year during Tuesday night's board of education work session.
The school board unanimously approved Jullian "Jute" Wilson following Superintendent Keith Porter's recommendation of the Cook County administrator.
"We've taken our time, and we've been meticulous in making this decision," said Porter Tuesday night. "I really believe Dr. Wilson will do a wonderful job for our school system."
For the past two and a half years, Wilson has served as the Cook County High School principal. During his tenure, the school earned the Governor's Cup as Region Champion for SAT improvement. Cook County is in south Georgia, between Albany and Valdosta.
He has served on the Valdosta State University School of Education Board and earned his Ph.D in K-12 leadership in 2008.
He plans to move to Dawsonville with wife, Becky; daughter, Hannah; and son, Zeke.
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