Accepting the recommendation of Superintendent Robert Sparkman, the board accepted Gary Boling for the position during a called meeting at the Board of Education building near Maddox Middle School.
Boling, a retired educator from Georgia, has 29 years of experience and served as a principal for North Cobb High School and Valdosta High School.
Boling also served as a high school assistant principal and a high school social studies teacher.
According to a Jasper City Schools press release, Boling received his bachelor’s degree in history from Mississippi State University, his master’s in history from the University of West Georgia and a master’s in educational leadership from Jacksonville State University.
He is also a former Teacher of the Year and was a principal for a Georgia School of Excellence.
Boling said he chose Walker High School because his grandmother lived near Winfield for several years, and he knew it was a good area to locate.
Sparkman said Boling has exemplary qualifications, experience and references.
“He comes recommended highly by everyone we have spoken with, and we are glad to have him on board,” Sparkman said.
Boling told the attendants of the meeting that he is beyond delighted to be a part of the school system.
“I've been coming by and through Jasper forever, and it really has a great reputation,” he said. “The high school has a wonderful reputation. The teachers and students have done a marvelous job — all you have to do is look at the test scores.”