Title: Retired Principal
Company: Candler County School District
Location: Metter, Georgia, United States
William E. George, Jr., Retired Principal at Candler County School District, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in vocational training.
Mr. George initially obtained a Bachelor of Science from Fort Valley State University in Georgia. Soon thereafter, he served his country as a sergeant in the United States Army and was stationed in Germany for two years. Upon returning to the United States, he assisted his father with the family farm in Candler County before working for the Candler County School District as an instructor in vocational agriculture for nearly 20 years. He continued to further his knowledge by earning a Master of Science in administration from Georgia Southern University and a Master of Science in vocational agriculture from Clemson University. He served as the principal of the Candler County Training School for more than 15 years.
Deeply dedicated to community service, early in his career Mr. George was appointed as an advisor for the Future Farmers of America, which integrated with the National New Farmers of America after the two groups were merged. Following his retirement from education, he contributed to his community as the president of the Candler County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), which he helped guide toward its certification for voting at state and national conventions. has proudly fought to remove the Confederate flag from the state capitol grounds in Columbia, South Carolina. He had also held a major role in organizing and supervising the Candler County Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade. His honors include a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Georgia NAACP and recognition as the Teacher of the Year.
Mr. George attributes his success to his deep faith and believes his mission is to help others, become a servant-leader and make the world a better place. In the coming years, his goal is to help people see that they should do the right thing and that Jesus should be an important part of their lives. Mr. George eagerly anticipates seeing his 100th birthday.
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