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Interview with new interim superintendent in Evans County

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Schools in Claxton turn to a long time Statesboro educator to guide their district as it looks for a new superintendent. 

However temporary, the job marks a return to education for the man whose name you might remember.

Dr. Marty Waters doesn't know how long or short his interim time will be here in Evans County, but he's eager to tackle the challenge of getting back into education. He'll have as many students in all of Evans County as he had at nearby Statesboro High as principal.

Dr. Waters will try to fill the shoes left by retiring Superintendent Dr. Joy Collins, who's served Evans County more than 25 years.

"I commend Dr. Collins and Evans County schools for what they've done as far as technology in place, the infrastructure in place,” said Dr. Waters.

One of his most urgent jobs will be helping find a principal for Claxton High, one of the district's three schools. He'll also help them look and plan further into the future.

"Organization and structure are what I feel I can bring to this system, helping them build on what's already done and help them move forward,” said Dr. Waters.

The job marks a return to administration after leaving Statesboro High after two assistant coaches were arrested. Waters stood accused of failing to report suspected criminal behavior soon enough.

The case against Waters was eventually dropped. He did not discuss details of the case, only to say.

"Every situation in education is a learning experience. I think communication is key, accessibility to the superintendent's office,” said Waters.

Waters says he hopes to build on Collins' legacy for however long he's here.

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