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Knox County Board of Education Conducting Interim Superintendent Search

The Knox County Board of Education is now accepting letters of interest from individuals who may wish to be considered for appointment as Interim Superintendent of the Knox County Schools until a permanent replacement is hired. Board of Education member Terry Hill (District 6) has been charged by the School Board with reviewing possible Interim Superintendent candidates and making a recommendation to the full Board of Education.
 
At its February 17 called meeting, the Knox County Board of Education voted to approve a timeline for hiring an interim superintendent:
  • March 7 – deadline to receive letters of interest
  • March 8 – review process begins
  • April 4 – recommendation presented to the Board of Education
  • April 6 – Board of Education to vote on interim superintendent recommendation
Interested individuals do not have to currently be employed by the Knox County Schools (KCS) in order to be considered for the interim post. However, the School Board has developed a list of desired characteristics of the Interim Superintendent, which includes: a background in education, significant familiarity with KCS (including staff and budget), experience in KCS or a system with similar demographics, flexibility, willingness to work collaboratively with School Board and other elected officials, and ability to communicate effectively with all stakeholders. The full list can be seen on the Knox County Schools website. Due to existing School Board policy, no person serving the Knox County Schools in the capacity of Interim Superintendent will be eligible to apply for the permanent superintendent position.
 
 
Letters of interest and resumes of interested individuals should be submitted to Terri Coatney, Board of Education Executive Assistant, at terri.coatney@knoxschools.org, by close of business on Monday, March 7, 2016.