TIFTON — The Tift County Board of Education announced the selection of Dr. Julian Jones as the new principal for Eighth Street Middle School.
The announcement came after the May 13 regular board meeting.
Jones will take over from Dr. Chad Stone, who was chosen as the new Tift County High School principal.
According to a press release from the BOE, Jones was selected following a multi-candidate interview process over the last few weeks. Jones is currently the principal at University High School in Orange City, Fla. Ha has been in a principal position for the last 19 years, including an elementary school, two middle schools and his current role as a high school principal, the release states.
According to the release, Jones has taught in both Georgia and Florida, and he received his Bachelor's Degree from Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville. Jones’ certification is in Middle Grades English Education and his Masters and Doctorate are both in Educational Leadership.
Jones will start his tenure this summer.