Several candidates have expressed interest in the director of schools position for Wilson County.
Interim Director Mary Ann Sparks released the resumes Saturday, revealing 17 applications for the job.
Two of the applicants are currently employed with Wilson County Schools and a third is currently the director of Trousdale County Schools.
Each candidate brings a variety of educational experience to the table.
• Tim Bell is currently serving as principal at Mt. Juliet Middle School. He has been with Wilson County Schools since 1987, when he taught health and physical education at Mt. Juliet Middle School. He has served as varsity baseball coach and varsity basketball coach at Mt. Juliet High School and assistant principal at Mt. Juliet High. He holds a bachelor degree and a masters degree, both from Trevecca Nazarene University.
• Christopher Causey is currently the supervisor of accountability for the Robertson County Board of Education. He has served as a principal at Greenbriar Middle School as well as at Jo Byrns High School, located in Cedar Hill, Tenn. He began his career as a seventh- and eighth-grade teacher at Krisie Elementary School in Springfield, Tenn. He holds a bachelor degree from Western Kentucky University as well as masters and doctoral degrees from Trevecca Nazarene University.
• John R. Davis currently serves as director of the Academy of Engineering in Charlotte, N.C. He has held that position since 2007. He began his teaching career in 1996 as a technology education teacher at West Lincoln High School in Lincolnton, N.C. Prior to teaching he held a position as vice president of sales and marketing with TABICS Inc in Shelby, N.C. from 1990-1992 and operations manager at Chambers Container Inc. in Gastonia, N.C.
• Sharon Harper is currently the executive director of the Southeast Center of Regional Excellence with the Tennessee Department of Education in Cleveland, Tenn. She began her career as a teacher with Bradley County Schools in 1987. She also taught in Georgia before returning to Bradley County Schools in 2000. She served as assistant principal of Ocoee Middle School and principal of North Lee Elementary. She was a data analyst and testing coordinator for Bradley County from 2008-2012.
• Greg A. Harwood currently holds the position of CTAE district coordinator with Buford County Schools and is a professor at Nova Southeastern University, where he has taught since 2004. Many of his positions have been in CTAE, beginning as a CTAE teacher and student work experience coordinator from 1985-1986. He was a CTAE drafting and communications teacher with Chattanooga City Schools. He served as an administrator of Gordon County Schools as the school testing coordinator and curriculum developer.
• Patrick Johnson currently serves as a consultant for Chesapeake Consulting, where is consults on opening and maintaining charter, non-public and private school status for general and special education students. He has served as an adjunct professor at Chesapeake College and as principal at Talbot County Schools. He holds a bachelor of science from Salisbury State College, a masters from Salisbury State University and has post-graduate work at Nova Southeastern University.
• Kelly R. Lorton began her career as a teacher at Atchison High School in Atchison, Kan., in 1997. She served as an assistant principal at J.C. Harmon High School in Kansas City, Kan., from 2006-2008. She is currently serving as district project manager for Kansas City Public Schools. She holds a bachelors degree from Illinois College, a bachelors degree from Kansas State University, a masters from Benedictine College and two doctoral degrees, both from William Woods University.
• LaDonna McFall is currently the director of Coffee County Public Schools and has served as assistant director for Jefferson County Public Schools. She is an adjunct professor at Tusculum College in Greeneville, Tenn. She has also served as a principal and assistant principal at school systems in Virginia. She holds a bachelors degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, a masters from George Washington University and a doctorate from Virginia Polytechnic University.
• Rick L. Miller began his career at Goodpasture Christian School, where he taught health as well as Bible courses. He was the women’s assistant basketball coach. He also taught in the Trousdale County School system. He currently serves as principal of MAP Academy in Lebanon, where he has been since 1997. He holds an associates degree from Cumberland College, a bachelors from Middle Tennessee State University and a masters from Trevecca Nazarene University.
• Timothy Parrott holds a bachelors from Tusculum College, a masters and education specialist degrees from Tennessee Technological University and a doctorate from Tennessee State University. He was a teacher in Anderson County Schools from 1993-2002, has served as a principal and assistant principal and is currently director of secondary and career and technical education for Anderson County Schools.
• Greg Rockhold is the founding principal of Humes Preparatory Academy Elementary in Memphis, where he is currently serving. He has served as a principal in New Mexico and Alaska. He was superintendent and transportation director of Hayden School District in Colorado. He holds a bachelors and masters from Eastern New Mexico University and a doctorate from Trinity Southwest University.
• Brad Rosenquist has worked in Metro Nashville Public Schools in several capacities. He was a transition facilitator, compliance facilitator, lead teacher of the homebound discipline program and other positions. He holds a bachelors degree from Southern California College, a masters from California State University, a masters from United Evangelical Seminary and is completing doctorates at California Coast University and Trinity Theological Seminary.
• Clint A. Satterfield is currently serving as director of Trousdale County Schools. He has also served on the Trousdale County Board of Education as supervisor of federal programs and athletic director. He was varsity football coach at Trousdale County High School from 1984-2007. He also taught at TCHS for 22 years. He holds a bachelors degree from the University of North Alabama, a masters degree from Tennessee Technological University as well as a doctorate from TTU and is working on a doctorate at Union University.
• Tammy Shelton is currently serving as executive director of content and resources with the Tennessee Department of Education. She was an adjunct professor at Middle Tennessee State University from 2010-2013. She began her career as a teacher at Fayetteville Junior High School in Fayetteville, Tenn. in 1993. She holds a bachelors from MTSU, a masters from Tennessee State University, an education specialist from TSU and a doctorate from TSU.
• Michael Steele holds a bachelors from Columbia College in Columbia, Mo., a masters from Troy University, an educational leadership certification from Florida State University and a doctorate from Lipscomb University. He is currently the executive principal of Stratford STEM Magnet School and has served as principal of University Christian Middle School. He has also served as a guidance counselor for Kindergarten-eighth grade.
• Donna Wright currently serves as assistant supervisor of Williamson County Schools. She has also served as assistant supervisor of Knox County Schools. She began her career teaching in Knox County Schools in 1982. She also serves as an adjunct professor at Middle Tennessee State University and has served at Tennessee Technological University, University of Tennessee and Lincoln Memorial University. She holds a bachelors, masters and doctorate, all from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
• Jubal Yennie is currently serving as director of schools for Sullivan County. He served as assistant superintendent for Williamson County Schools from 2004-2010. He has also been a principal and assistant principal and began his career as a teacher at Natrona County High School in Wyoming. He holds a bachelors degree and masters degree from the University of Wyoming and a doctorate from George Peabody College at Vanderbilt University.