Mrs. Julie Malone, Director of Alternative Learning, provided a report on the Kingsport City Schools Student Resilience Team. This team is made up of representatives from KCS schools and the Administrative Support Center. The goal of the team is to develop practices to support students in building increased resiliency.
Our Board of Education is actively working on identifying the next superintendent for Kingsport City Schools, in consultation with Mr. Wayne Qualls from Teams Inc. We originally targeted January 1 for a new superintendent to be in place. The second choice was to have someone on the job by July 1. We are learning that the beginning date for the new person will be based on who is chosen and his or her current contract.
Kingsport City Schools is in a good position to not be under pressure to make a hasty decision. This is due to the capable leadership of Interim Superintendent Dr. Dwain Arnold. Thank you, Dr. Arnold!
This Board will continue to do our due diligence in locating and determining the best person for the job. Board members are independently engaged in this process and all evaluation results are communicated to Mr. Qualls. He is keeping a tally as various candidates are considered. After we make a final decision on that person by voting at a future School Board meeting, we will work through the details of when our new superintendent will step into the leadership position at Kingsport City Schools.
We are looking forward to that day!