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Schools narrow candidate field

By Kimberly Jordan kjordan@lebanondemocrat.com • Dec 17, 2015 at 6:17 PM

The Board of Education will begin the interview process for a new Director of Schools on Saturday.

At the board’s Monday meeting, members released the names of candidates that received the required three or more votes to merit an interview. Board Chairman Don Weathers said the people who received the required number of votes will be contacted to schedule an interview time on Saturday.

Out of the original 17 candidates, seven received the nod for an interview.

Local candidates Tim Bell and Rick Miller as well as Clint Satterfield, LaDonna McFall, Timothy Parrott, Donna Wright and Jubal Yennie will be in the initial round of interviews Saturday.

“Out of that we will select the two final candidates, which will be interviewed on May 3,” Weathers said. “On May 5 we hopefully will announce the next director of schools for Wilson County.”

Weathers said that during the interview process each board member will be giving the candidates a score, and the two candidates with the highest scores will receive a second interview.

Prior to the board’s official business, the board recognized a longtime educator. Dr. Edward Johnson, who is a teacher at Mt. Juliet High School, received a plaque in recognition of his 37 years of service to Wilson County Schools, and his 50 years in education.

Weathers presented him the plaque and thanked him for what he has done for the students of Wilson County.

Also at the meeting, the board voted to defer action on a policy on involving transfers within the system on second reading. It was decided that the board will have a work session to discuss the proposed changes in addition to reviewing the Carroll-Oakland Elementary School addition prior to bids being let out for the construction.

The board’s next scheduled meeting is May 5 at 6 pm. at the Central Office.

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