Columbus selects next school superintendent

By The Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — After a year in flux, the Columbus Municipal School District has a new superintendent.

Board President Tommy Prude told The Commercial Dispatch the board met Saturday and picked a new school head.

Prude said the name should be announced this week.

Prude said the next superintendent will not be Dr. Pamela Henson, director of instructional support for the Baldwin County Board of Education in Bay Minette, Ala. He says Henson withdrew her name from consideration due to personal reasons.

The final three candidates, including Henson, were interviewed last week.

The district has been without a full-time superintendent since May 2011, when then-Superintendent. Dr. Del Phillips resigned to accept a position as Director of Schools for the Sumner County School System in Gallatin, Tenn.