Kingsport City Schools Names Bryant as Assistant Superintendent - Instruction

Published: February 29, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. 
KINGSPORT, Tenn.Kingsport City Schools has named Dr. Carmen Bryant as Assistant Superintendent – Instruction, effective immediately.  Dr. Bryant will be responsible for the leadership and implementation of all aspects of the district’s instructional programs.  She replaces Dory Creech, who recently retired from KCS following a 27-year tenure with the district.

“I am pleased that Dr. Bryant will continue to share her experience, knowledge, and commitment to excellence as the KCS Assistant Superintendent – Instruction,” said KCS Superintendent Dr. Lyle Ailshie.  “Her background and philosophies in the areas of curriculum and instruction directly align with our district’s guiding tenets, and I am confident that her leadership will propel us toward our vision of being a world-class school system.”

Dr. Bryant’s experience includes 18 years in the field of education, most recently serving as the KCS Chief Academic Officer - Secondary.  She began her career in Washington County, Tennessee Schools, teaching middle school math and science, as well as high school chemistry.  She has twice been selected to Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers and while in Washington County, also served as an assistant principal and principal of David Crockett High School.  She began her tenure with Kingsport City Schools in 2011, providing district-level leadership in the areas of curriculum, professional learning, and district initiatives such as STREAM, RTI, and Transforming Teaching and Learning.

“I am thrilled to assume the role of Assistant Superintendent – Instruction for Kingsport City Schools,” said Dr. Bryant.  “KCS is blessed to have a highly effective and committed group of educators, and leading the teaching and learning process for the district is an exciting endeavor.  Parents, students, and all associated with KCS have high expectations regarding the education of our community, and I am pleased to help guide those efforts in this new role.”

Dr. Bryant holds a Bachelor of Science degree from East Tennessee State University in Biology, a Master of Education degree from Milligan College, and a Doctor of Education from ETSU in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.  She is a member of Delta Kappa Gamma International Society for key women educators, has served as a mentor for doctoral candidates seeking administrative endorsement, and has served on the Board of Examiners for the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence

Kingsport City Schools (KCS) is a public school district located in Kingsport, Tenn., serving students in Sullivan and Hawkins counties. The district is comprised of 13 schools, including a Pre-K, eight elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school and a non-traditional school; with total enrollment over 7,100 students. The vision of Kingsport City Schools is to be, Student Focused … World Class.

KCS has been named the top school district in Tennessee as winner of the 2014 SCORE Prize District Award by the State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) and has earned the 2014 Achievement Award in the annual Excellence in Tennessee Recognition Program by the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence (TNPCE).

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