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Look locally to fill Knox job

Sandra Clark

Knox County school board will take a year and hire a search firm to find a director of schools, following the surprise announcement by Dr. Jim McIntyre that he’s stepping down in July.

But board members should look first at surrounding counties, especially Blount and Union where Dr. Mike Winstead (Maryville) and Dr. Jimmy Carter are doing great work to manage local school districts. A third choice is Dr. Donna Wright, director of schools in Wilson County.

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