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Dr. James Pulos named McIntosh County Schools superintendent

In his role as superintendent, Dr. Pulos’ first plan of action is to get to know the community and its people in order to build on the school system’s already strong cultural foundation, as well as evaluate what is working well and address current and future challenges that may impact the schools.

The McIntosh County Board of Education has announced its selection of Dr. James Pulos as its next superintendent of the McIntosh County School System.  The announcement came at a special-called meeting of the board on December 17 following an extensive national search facilitated by King-Cooper and Associates to find McIntosh County’s new school system leader.  His appointment is set to begin on January 1, 2020.

“Working in Glynn County Schools these last 10 years has been a very rewarding experience for me.  While I will miss it here, I’m excited for the potential that McIntosh County Schools provides for its communities and students,” said Dr. Pulos.

In his role as superintendent, Dr. Pulos’ first plan of action is to get to know the community and its people in order to build on the school system’s already strong cultural foundation, as well as evaluate what is working well and address current and future challenges that may impact the schools.

“One area at the elementary level I plan to focus on is literacy. I know that literacy is going to be an initiative that must be implemented with fidelity.  Middle school has made some real progress over the years but it will take both the middle school and high school working together to get this work done,” he said.

“The promise there is so evident. Now is the time to establish those expectations and follow up with our students about those expectations to help them succeed in their future.  I am looking forward to serving the McIntosh County community as we work together to provide a tailored, high-quality education to all of our students as they navigate their own paths of success.”

Glynn County Schools Superintendent, Dr. Virgil Cole said Dr. Pulos’ experience and contributions have made a significant impact on the education of our students.

“Our loss is certainly McIntosh County Schools’ gain.  Dr. Pulos will be missed, and he has been an outstanding and valuable member of our administrative team.  We wish him all the best,” said Dr. Cole.

Dr. Pulos has nearly two decades of experience in education and currently serves as assistant superintendent of operations and administrative services for Glynn County Schools, where he supervises four middle schools, two high schools and the Golden Isles College & Career Academy; and oversees five departments including Facilities & Maintenance, Schools Police, Transportation, Athletics and Technology.  In addition, he was the key person behind the creation of the night high school, which supports students in Glynn and surrounding counties.

In his position, Dr. Pulos has helped to foster myriad achievements in instructional programs and state and national data trends, including increased county graduation rates and End-of-Course scores, and the inclusion of more educational opportunities for middle- and high-school students through the Golden Isles College & Career Academy.

Dr. Pulos has also been instrumental in maintaining Glynn County Schools’ safety measures.  This includes automated GPS systems for buses; ongoing, districtwide enhancements to infrastructure and technology; supplementary safety trainings and procedures for school resource officers; and regularly updated communication plans across the district.

During his tenure in Glynn County Schools, Dr. Pulos has served as assistant superintendent of operations and administrative services for four years; assistant principal at Brunswick High for one year; and principal of Needwood Middle School for five years.  Prior to his career in education, Dr. Pulos served 20 years in the U.S. Army, where he retired in 2002 with the rank of major.

Dr. Pulos earned a bachelor’s degree in business science from the University of Maryland, a master’s degree in foundations of education from Troy State University, an educational specialist degree from Nova Southeastern University and a doctorate in education administration from Georgia Southern University.  He also serves on the executive board for the Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Georgia.During his tenure in Glynn County Schools, Dr. Pulos has served as assistant superintendent of operations and administrative services for four years; assistant principal at Brunswick High for one year; and principal of Needwood Middle School for five years.  Prior to his career in education, Dr. Pulos served 20 years in the U.S. Army, where he retired in 2002 with the rank of major.

Dr. Pulos earned a bachelor’s degree in business science from the University of Maryland, a master’s degree in foundations of education from Troy State University, an educational specialist degree from Nova Southeastern University and a doctorate in education administration from Georgia Southern University.  He also serves on the executive board for the Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Georgia.

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