December 10, 2012, Jackson, TN - At the first of several planned special called school board meetings the board members and the public got to hear the names of the six candidates the board will interview for the job of Director of Schools.
Those candidates are:
Neyland Clark - Superintendent, South Harrison Community Schools, Corydon, Indiana. Clark has an Ed.D from Indiana University. He earns $114,500 salary and oversees a system of 3,300 students. Clark has held the same position for 17 years.
Karyle Green - Superintendent, East Allen County Schools, New Haven, Indiana. Green has an Ed.D from Indiana University. She earns $167,374 and oversees a system of 9,500 students. She has been in the position for 4 years.
Dan Lawson - Superintendent, Tullahoma City Schools, Tullahoma, TN. Lawson has a Ph.D from University of Memphis. He earns $135,000 annually and oversees a system of 3,500 students. Lawson has held his current position for 16 years.
Terence Patterson - Education Program Officer, Hyde Family Foundations, Memphis, TN. Patterson has a J.D. and M.B.A. from Northwestern University. Patterson did not make his salary available. He oversees a student enrollment population of 6,000 students. Patterson has been in his current position for 2 years.
Verna Ruffin - Assistant Superintendent for Academic Achievement Zone, Tulsa Public Schools, Tulsa, OK. Ruffin has an Ed.S from the University of LA. and expects to have an Ed.D from the University of OK in the spring of 2013. Ruffin earns $109,000 annually and works in a system of 41,000 students. She has held that position for 1 year.
Timothy Webb - Principal, Richland School, Giles County School, Pulaski, TN. Webb has an Ed.D from Nova Southeastern University. Tim Webb was Tennessee Commissioner of Education from 2008 - 2010. He was appointed by Gov. Phil Bredsen. CLICK HERE TO READ RELATED STORY . Webb currently earns $76,000 annually as a principal and has a student population of 700.
Interviews for candidates will begin Wednesday, December 12 and go through Friday, December 14. Candidates are currently scheduled to interview as follows:
Wed. Dec. 12, 2012
Dr. Verna Ruffin - 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Dr. Tim Webb - 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
Thurs. Dec. 13, 2012
Dr. Neyland Clark - 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Dr. Dan Lawson - 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
Fri. Dec. 14, 2012
Dr. Karyle Green - 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Dr. Terence Patterson- 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
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