We have been Gomer Pyled! It was at the hands of the Brevard School Board as they met to whittle down the list of candidates for Superintendent.
Instead of whittling, they took an ax to the list and chopped off every name, save one. Surprise! Surprise! Surprise!
The board decided to discount every name but that of Mark Mullins, the current Chief Operating Officer of Brevard Schools and Desmond Blackburn’s right hand man.
And like Gomer Pyle, the board’s logic became evident as you see the end of the story. All 5 board members had Mullins on their list. He was the only one of twelve potentials that was. The board wants continuity with the switch from Blackburn to the new Superintendent. They have a salary range that should be attractive to an internal candidate.
So, surprise or not, I get this decision and for now agree with it. Now, it’s up to Mullins, Superintendent Mullins.