Fri., March 15, 2013 11:02am (EDT)

Whitfield Schools Hires New Leader
By Associated Press
Updated: 1 year ago

DALTON, Ga.  —  
The Whitfield County Board of Education on Thursday voted to hire Judy Gilreath to replace outgoing Superintendent Danny Hayes. Gilreath has been the system's assistant superintendent for student support. (Photo Courtesy of Whitfield County Schools.)
The Whitfield County Board of Education on Thursday voted to hire Judy Gilreath to replace outgoing Superintendent Danny Hayes. Gilreath has been the system's assistant superintendent for student support. (Photo Courtesy of Whitfield County Schools.)
One of northwest Georgia's largest school systems has named a new superintendent.

The Whitfield County Board of Education on Thursday voted to hire Judy Gilreath to replace outgoing Superintendent Danny Hayes.

Gilreath has been the system's assistant superintendent for student support.

Her contract as superintendent, which runs through June 30, 2014, includes a salary of $140,000 and $600 a month for travel costs.

The school system serves more than 13,000 students.