Greenville High School principal Joseph Dean is one of six finalists for the superintendent of the Wilcox County school system. (File Photo)

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Dean finalist for superintendent position

Published 3:57pm Thursday, December 13, 2012

Greenville High School principal Joseph Dean is one of six finalists for the superintendent of the Wilcox County school system, according to a report in the Wilcox Progressive Era.

Dean, who became principal of Greenville High School in 2011, has experience serving as a superintendent. The Monroe County native served as interim superintendent of the Butler County school system after Mike Looney’s departure in the fall of 2009.

Dean served in that capacity until March of 2010 when current superintendent Darren Douthitt was appointed to the position.

Prior to serving as principal at Greenville High School, Dean was principal at Georgiana School 2005-2009. He was assistant principal at Greenville High School in 2004-2005.

Dean holds a master’s degree in education from Alabama State University and a bachelor’s degree in social science from ASU.

Dean briefly left the Butler County school system to become principal of Escambia County High School. He held that position for just less than two weeks before resigning and returning to his post at Georgiana School.

Other finalists for the position include former Selma City Schools Superintendent Donald Jefferson; Andre Saulsberry, Wilcox County HIPPY Director; Zanetta Simmons-Ervin, Federal Programs Coordinator for Selma City Schools; Tyrone Yarbrough, Superintendent for Alabama Department of Youth Services; and Angela Mangum.

Messages left for Dean and Douthitt were not returned.

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