Wilson County Schools has officially hired its new director of schools. The board unanimously approved the contract signed by Dr. Donna Wright at its meeting Friday.
Wright, who comes from the Williamson County school system, will begin her service as director of schools July 1. According to Board Chair Don Weathers, Wright's contract includes a base salary of $155,000 plus incentives. Former director Tim Setterlund was contracted for $165,000 without incentives, Weathers said.
Wright made a brief statement at the meeting Friday.
"I want to say what an honor and a privilege [it is] to serve as your new director of schools. Not only am I looking forward to it, it's one of those times that we've got some really good work ahead of us, hard work, but I'm ready to push those sleeves up and make things happen for our boys and girls."
For more information on the school board meeting, see the weekend edition of the Democrat.