Chatham County Schools has a new superintendent. The Chatham County Board of Education chose interim superintendent Derrick Jordan to be the system’s permanent leader by a unanimous vote Monday.
The board will not conduct a full search for job candidates, instead opting for Jordan, a six-year employee of the school system. He joined the system as director of secondary education in 2008, focusing on drop-out prevention and its Academically and Intellectually Gifted Program, according to the school system.
Jordan is a former middle- and high-school English teacher and has worked as an assistant principal at elementary, middle and high schools. He was interim superintendent for five months.