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4 finalists to be interviewed for school directors job

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The Wilson Post

Interviews for the four finalists for the Wilson County Schools Directors job will be interviewed for on Saturday, April 20.

The four finalists, narrowed down from 32 applicants by Wayne Qualls of Teams Inc., include Dennis Albright, current Braxton County director of Schools in Sutton, W.Va.; David Huff, current Obion County director of Schools; Tim Sutterland, assistant director of Schools for Memphis City and Shelby County; and Donna Wright, current assistant director of Williamson County Schools.

Of the 32 applicants, two were from Wilson County. They were Tim Bell, principal of Mt. Juliet Middle School, and Wendell Marlowe, principal of West Wilson Middle School.

Don Weathers, chairman of the Wilson County Board of Education, said he was pleased with how smoothly the process has gone, since beginning in early 2013. Qualls was hired by the school board to collect resumes and spearhead the effort to narrow them down to a handful of finalists by April 20.

We are actively going to interview them on Saturday starting at 9 a.m. We have four really good candidates to select from, Weathers said.

Following the interviews, the board will narrow the selection down to two finalists for a final interview on Saturday, April 27.

From there we will make our final determination and do an extensive background check on that individual, the school board chairman said. We are ready to have our new director named so we can get on with other business.

Mike Davis, current director, has been named Robertson County Director of Schools and will transfer to the position when his current contract with Wilson County expires June 30.

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