The Marshall County Board of Education voted Wednesday to accept a recommendation to narrow its search for the position of schools director from 16 down to five.
The recommendations came from the Tennessee School Boards Association, which had conducted a nationwide search to fill the position at the request of the local school board.
"We were impressed with the quality of these candidates. We think you're going to find somebody that you're going to be pleased with," Randall Bennett, the TSBA's attorney and deputy executive, reported at the special called meeting.
The TSBA had earlier presented the board with the names of 16 people from as far away as Mississippi, North Carolina and Kentucky who fit the criteria selected by the board. The selection criteria included requirements that candidates be good listeners, effective communicators and generators of support.
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