Stuart Bird was named lone finalist for the Troup ISD superintendent position Friday during a special board meeting.
In the meantime, Bird said he’s excited about the possibility.
“This is kind of home to us (he and his wife). We’ve been in the community a long time and know most everybody. I feel good about it … it’s a good school and good people,” he said.
If hired, he said he looks forward to developing a new set of goals, working on areas that might need improvement and continuing the academic quality that is already there.
His time in Jacksonville began in 2000 as principal of Jacksonville High School. He became superintendent of Jacksonville ISD in 2003 and announced his retirement in 2008.
Board member Bill Lacy described Bird as having “a very easygoing manner about him,” and said the board and staff think he’ll be a good fit for Troup.