More applications for director's job; none local

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The deadline is this Friday, but, as of Monday, no local applications for the job of director of schools have been received at Central Office. In addition to Spurgeon Banyard, Alexis Seymore, and Eugene Johnson, three more people have sent in their paperwork, bringing the total to six.

The addition applicants are:

* Dr. Brenda T. King, executive director of employee relations with the Metro Nashville Public Schools. In this job her responsibilities include fingerprint investigations, investigations of issues presented by schools regarding employees and possible policy violations, planning and preparing the annual Title VI and Title IX compliancy reports for the state Department of Education, facilitating Title VI and Title IX training of supervisory staff in MNPS, and handling vehicular damage claims. King is African-American, and was one of 19 applicants for the job of interim director of MNPS two years ago.

* Dr. Alan Miller, director of student services for the Eufaula (Ala.) City Schools since 2006. He is also one of six finalists being considered for the position of director of the Etowah County Schools. His previous experience includes being an exceptional students coordinator and a principal for Eufaula City Schools. He also has worked as a special education teacher, learning specialist, resource teacher and an Auburn University clinic supervisor.

* Dr. Steven Gallaway, former director of elementary schools for the Williamson County school system, was a school principal in Texas before moving to Tennessee. In November he was one of almost 20 unsuccessful applicants for the job of director of Murfreesboro City Schools, and earlier this month he was interviewing for the job of director of Henry County schools.