The Glynn County Board of Education has announced its selection of Dr. Scott Spence as superintendent of the Glynn County School System. The announcement came at a special-called meeting of the board on May 7 following a national search facilitated by the Georgia School Boards Association to find Glynn County’s new school system leader.
“I am honored and humbled by being named Superintendent of Glynn County Schools. I look forward to working with all of our stakeholders to continue the positive progress of our school system,” said Dr. Spence.
Glynn County Board of Education Chairman Marcus Edgy said that the selection of a superintendent is one of the board’s most important functions, and that the decision was difficult with the number of highly qualified candidates that sought the position.
“It has been a long process with 42 total applicants and many interviews. I am proud of our board for the countless hours and dedication spent on this process. We are looking forward to getting started July 1 with Dr. Scott Spence,” Edgy said.
Dr. Spence has 30 years of experience in education and currently serves as 49% district mathematics coordinator (6-12) for the Glynn County School System. In this position, he works closely with principals, instructional coaches and teachers to implement and monitor curriculum, instruction and content for middle and high school mathematics. Additionally, he develops and directs professional learning opportunities for the district’s math department.
In Glynn County, Dr. Spence also served as an athletics director, middle and high school principal, middle school assistant principal, and high school coach and mathematics teacher.
Dr. Spence earned a bachelor’s degree in secondary education with a concentration in mathematics from Valdosta State University, and master’s, specialist and doctorate degrees in educational leadership and administration from Georgia Southern University.
When not at work, Dr. Spence enjoys playing golf, fishing, boating, attending high school athletic events and spending time with his family.