Wiggins sole finalist for Colquitt school system chief

Butler

THOMASVILLE — The Thomasville City School System superintendent is the sole finalist for the Colquitt County School System superintendent's position.

Thomasville City Schools Board chair Kejar Butler said she learned about Ben Wiggins' designation late Monday afternoon.

"Our steps definitely are to congratulate him as being the sole finalist," Butler said. 

The Colquitt County Board of Education selected Wiggins on Monday, according to a press release posted on the school system website.

The Colquitt County board will take official action on appointing the superintendent following a 14-day period. Wiggins was among 34 applicants for the job.

Wiggins, who has been Thomasville superintendent since January 2020, could not be reached for comment.

Butler said the Thomasville City Schools Board of Education was scheduled to meet in a called session at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday and take steps to begin a search for a new superintendent.

"We are in the very early stages of the process," she said.

Prior to being named Thomasville superintendent, Wiggins was principal at Oconee County High School for five years. 

Wiggins has a bachelor’s in sociology from Samford University and earned a master’s in social studies secondary education from the University of Montevallo. He also has a specialist degree in education leadership.

Before going to Oconee County High School, Wiggins was principal at Pelham High School. He also was a teacher, coach and assistant principal at Colquitt County High School from 1996-2003.

He was named superintendent of Thomasville City Schools in December 2019.

Senior reporter Patti Dozier can be reached at (229) 226-2400, ext. 1820 

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