Houston BOE selects Hines as new superintendent

PERRY — The Houston County Board of Education unanimously selected Robin Hines as its new superintendent today.

Hines, currently Assistant Superintendent for School Operations, will take over when Superintendent David Carpenter retires at the end of May. Hines has built experience at schools throughout the state and was the principal of Northside High School before being promoted to his current position in 2008.

In February, Carpenter announced plans to retire. He has served as superintendent for three years, and 35 total within the Houston County school system.

Less than two weeks later, the school board announced it would begin its superintendent search internally first during a called meeting Feb. 22. Among the requirements for applicants were experience as a principal, experience with administration, budgets and personnel, and a goal-oriented management style.

The announcement yielded four applicants, two who were deemed qualified enough to proceed with interviews — Perry High School principal Darryl Albritton and Hines.

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