Forsyth announces finalist for superintendent

In this 2012 photo, sophomore Malik Miles (From left) shares a laugh with Fayette County Superintendent of Schools Jeff Bearden as he shows him how to do a self-assessment during the official launch of the Microsoft IT Academy at Fayette County High School in Fayetteville.

Credit: Bita Honarvar, bhonarvar@ajc.com

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In this 2012 photo, sophomore Malik Miles (From left) shares a laugh with Fayette County Superintendent of Schools Jeff Bearden as he shows him how to do a self-assessment during the official launch of the Microsoft IT Academy at Fayette County High School in Fayetteville.

Credit: Bita Honarvar, bhonarvar@ajc.com

Credit: Bita Honarvar, bhonarvar@ajc.com

Jeff Bearden is the lone finalist for superintendent of Forsyth County Schools. His contract will be officially announced at the end of June.

Bearden will take over the school system for L.C. “Buster” Evans, who is retiring June 30. Keith Porter will then serve as interim superintendent until Bearden takes over.

Bearden is currently superintendent for the Rome City School System, and he previously served as superintendent of Fayette County Public Schools.