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Long County school board releases information on superintendent candidates
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The Long County Board of Education recently narrowed the field of superintendent candidates from 20 to 3.
According to board Chairman Dempsey Golden, second interviews with these three applicants began May 21, and the Board is hoping to make a selection by June.
Information on the three finalists was released last for public review. Some of the highlights included:
Dr. Robert Waters, who is the current assistant superintendent for the Tattnall County School System, has held that position since 2006. Prior to this, he was the Title I director from 2003-2005, and the Principal at the Glenville Elementary School from 2000-2003.  Waters began his teaching career in 1993 as a teacher at Glenville High School.
Waters has a Bachelor of Arts in history and master's in education from Georgia Southern University. He also has an Ed.S Leadership Degree in Administrative Supervision Level 6 from the University of Southern Mississippi and an Ed.D Leadership Degree in Administrative Supervision Level 7 from the University of Sarasota.
Waters has been married to Tammy DeLoach Waters for 28 years and has two sons, Christopher, 18, and Andrew, 14. He is an ordained deacon and a member of the First Baptist Church of Glenville.

Dr. Michael Self, who is the Director of the Harrell Learning Center in Waycross, has held this position since 2001. Other professional experience includes ten years of as a principal, nine years of teaching at the university level and five years of teaching in the classroom.
Self has a Bachelor of Arts in biology/chemistry, a master's in special education, and his Ed.D in special education with a minor in statistics, all from the University of Alabama. He also completed his post-doctoral study at UCLA.
Self is a volunteer with the United Way, a past president of the Jones Valley Elementary PTA and a regular blood donor to the American Red Cross, having given over 11 gallons.
Self is married with two grown sons.

Marcia Clanton currently is the executive director of special programs through the Savannah-Chatham County Board of Education, a position she has held since 2007. Prior to this, she was the executive director of secondary schools 2005-2007. Clanton was a principal and an assistant principal in the Jackson County Public School System from 1983-1990. She began her teaching career in 1980.
Clanton has a Bachelor of Science in science teaching from the University of North Carolina, a Master's of Education in education administration, and is a specialist in education for education administration, both through the University of Georgia.
Clanton has worked with the Junior League of Savannah, the Telfair Board of Trustees and the Little Theater of Savannah. She and her husband, David, have a daughter, Elizabeth.

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