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Long BoE extends superintendent's contract
Robert Waters - photo by File photo
The Long County Board of Education voted unanimously last week to renew Superintendent Dr. Robert Waters’ contract for three years.
“The board is very pleased with the progress of the school district under the leadership of Dr. Waters,” BoE Chairman Dempsey Golden said. “This contract will help to provide stability and continuity for the school district as we face the challenges of growth, the process of building a new high school and the quest to pursue academic excellence.”
Waters said he’s happy to stay with the Long County school system. “I am very thankful and excited to continue as the superintendent of Long County schools,” he said. “This opportunity will allow us to continue to meet the challenges of providing an excellent education for the students in Long County.”
Waters initially was hired by the Long County BoE in 2008. He had been the assistant superintendent for the Tattnall County School System. Waters also has been a teacher, coach, assistant principal and principal before he was hired as Long’s superintendent.
He has a bachelor’s of arts in history and a master’s in education from Georgia Southern University. He also has a doctoral degree in administration supervision-level 7 from the University of Sarasota.
Waters and his wife, Tammy DeLoach Waters, have been  married for 31 years. They have two sons, Christopher, 21, and Andrew, 17.
The superintendent also is an ordained deacon and a member of the First Baptist Church of Glennville.
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