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Brookhaven School District names Franklin County’s Carlock as new leader

The Brookhaven school board didn’t have to look too far to find its next superintendent… just about 30 miles.

Murray “Ray” Carlock, the current four-year superintend of the Franklin County School District, will be coming east to Brookhaven to take over the city schools on July 1, 2016. That will be the end of superintendent Ben Cox’s three-year run in Brookhaven. He’s set to retire.

Carlock has a seemingly tough job ahead of him: the Brookhaven School District has an accountability grade of “D” from the state department (based on the 2013-2014 school year, the most recent data available), and has been sporting that low mark since the 2010-2011 school year when it was placed on “academic watch.”

But, as reported by the Daily Leader, Carlock is coming in with enthusiasm. Check out the newspaper’s article for some nifty back-story on Carlock, a former petroleum engineer and current officer in the National Guard.

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Carlock (left) is in. Cox retires on July 1.

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