July 27, 2013

New career academy CEO?

School board expected to approve Moeller

By Christopher Smith

— The Northwest Georgia College and Career Academy Board of Directors voted unanimously Friday morning to recommend David Moeller to be the academy’s new CEO.

The recommendation now goes to the members of the Whitfield County Board of Education, who are expected to confirm Moeller at their Monday, Aug. 5, meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the central office.

Moeller, currently administrator for the Conasauga Circuit Juvenile Court, which covers Whitfield and Murray counties, “quickly rose to the top of our list,” said Tim Campbell, academy board director.

“We put together a good, extensive search,” he said. “We are real excited about him. His work experience is good, his presence and confidence are good. He has a ... chain of command, structure about him.”

Several candidates were “screened” though the school system human resources department, Campbell said, with Moeller standing out after interviews and a review of his job experience.

Superintendent Judy Gilreath said Moeller’s legal background would be ideal for the position since he brings a perspective that’s been outside the world of education.

The CEO acts like a “hybrid” principal with a focus on spurring and fostering partnerships with the local business community, Campbell said.

If he is approved by school board members, Moeller will succeed former principal and CEO Tim Fleming, who resigned on June 13.

Moeller was out of town Friday afternoon and could not be reached for comment.