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Woodrum leaving SOCSD role this year


Jody Woodrum

Jody Woodrum



Carl Smith



Jody Woodrum, Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District's assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction, will leave her position at the end of the academic school year. 


Woodrum joined the district in 2012 after working as a consultant with the educational company Scientific Learning and as an educator in the Bulloch County, Georgia, School District, for 25 years, where she met and worked with outgoing SOCSD Superintendent Lewis Holloway. 


Her last day with SOCSD is June 30, the same day Holloway is set to retire. The incoming school superintendent is expected to fill her position. 


"Dr. Woodrum has been a great asset to the district. Her knowledge and understanding of curriculum has moved the district forward," said SOCSD Board of Trustees President Jenny Turner. "She will be missed." 


School board trustees will meet with headhunters McPherson and Jacobson Tuesday for an update in the district's superintendent search process. 


The firm has gathered applications for the position, and both it and the school board are expected to whittle down a list of finalists by the end of this month. 


Interviews could begin shortly after, and a hire could occur this spring. 


Last year, Holloway announced his intent to retire this summer. The school board subsequently released him from his contract two years early.


Carl Smith covers Starkville and Oktibbeha County for The Dispatch. Follow him on Twitter @StarkDispatch



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