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Dr. Charles Webb
In a unanimous 5-0 vote, members of the Pickens County Board of Education on Friday, Dec. 20 voted to hire Dr. Charles Webb as the school system’s interim superintendent, filling the void left when Dr. Calrton Wilson resigned a day earlier.
Dr. Webb is no stranger to Pickens schools as he was hired in December 2016 to replace Dr. Lula Mae Perry when she too was ousted as superintendent. The board appointed Webb - a seasoned education administrator - to temporarily fill the superintendent’s position until the board hires a permanent replacement.
In a January 19, 2017 article, the Progress reported that Webb had served as an interim superintendent in Gilmer County in 2015 and then remained in Gilmer as their E-SPLOST construction assistant working into 2016. During that tenure, the Statesboro resident and his wife purchased a mountain home there. When hired in Pickens, Webb and his wife rented a home in Big Canoe, saying he felt it was important to be a part of the community here.
Dr. Webb served in numerous classroom roles, according to the 2017 article, including as a principal and a superintendent (Appling County 2006-2008). He is also known for providing planning workshops and training for boards and administrators around the state.
Dr. Webb held a command position in the military at a base above the Arctic Circle. He was “cited personally by King Harold V of Norway for Exemplary Command Leadership during the NATO Winter Training Exercises in February 1996,” according to his resume.
With his previous military experience, Webb held “top secret” government security clearance. Webb retired as a U.S. Army Colonel in 1998, having commanded a Field Artillery unit of the Army. He retired at the rank of Brigadier General for the Georgia Army National Guard, with overseas deployments to Norway (1996), Former Soviet Republic of Georgia (1997), Egypt/Middle East (1999) and Kuwait (2000.)