Then there were two: County school director field narrowed

After a grueling full day of interviews Saturday, the Wilson County Board of Education narrowed the field of school director candidates from four to the top two.
Apr 20, 2013
 Photo: Mary E. Hinds • Lebanon Democrat

Timothy Setterlund
 Photo: Mary E. Hinds • Lebanon Democrat

Donna Wright
 Photo: Mary E. Hinds • Lebanon Democrat

Wilson County Board of Education secretary Rose Ratagick assists consultant Wayne Qualls as he counts the scores of the four candidates to be the next director of schools. After interviewing four candidates Saturday, the board narrowed the field to the top two.

 

After a grueling full day of interviews Saturday, the Wilson County Board of Education narrowed the field of school director candidates from four to the top two.

Donna Wright, who is currently assistant superintendent of Williamson County schools and a former assistant superintendent for Knox CountysSchools, was named a finalist, as was Timothy Setterlund, currently chief transition officer as Memphis City schools merge with Shelby County schools.

The other two candidates interviewed Saturday were Dennis Albright, director of Braxton County Schools in Sutton, W.Va., and David Huff, current director of Obion County schools.

All four candidates for the post answered the same 20 questions – questions proposed by the board and refined by Wayne Qualls of Tennessee Education Management and Services, the firm hired by the board to lead the search for a new director following the resignation of current director Mike Davis. All four candidates' answers were scored and the results counted.  

After Qualls counted the points, board chairman Don Weathers announced the results.

"We have the final tally – Dr. Donna Wright and Dr. Timothy  Setterlund are the top two," he said.

Wright and Setterlund will come back for another round of interviews April 27. After those interviews are scored, the board will offer a contract to the top contender.

 

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