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Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Kingsport Schools Administrative Staff Changes


Kingsport City Schools Announces Administrative Staff Appointments


KINGSPORT – Kingsport City Schools has announced several administrative appointments for the 2011-2012 school year.


  • Lenore Kilgore has been named the KCS Director of Special Education.  Ms. Kilgore was most recently the principal at Dobyns-Bennett High School.
  • Dr. Linda Story has been named Director of Federal Programs.  Dr. Story moves from her former role as Director of Special Education to fill a position vacated by the retiring Ed Abbott.
  • Dr. Carolyn Kennedy has assumed the role of Assistant Principal at Dobyns-Bennett High School.  Dr. Kennedy was most recently the principal at Jackson Elementary School.
  • Dr. Selina Blevins has been named Early Childhood Coordinator.  Dr. Blevins comes to KCS from Washington County Schools, where she was most recently principal at Lamar School.
  • Debi Tabor is assuming a role in the KCS communications department.  Ms. Tabor was most recently the administrator at New Horizons Alternative School.


For more information on these appointments, contact Kingsport City Schools at (423) 378-2130.






Andy True

Administrative Coordinator - RTTT Implementation/Communication

Kingsport City Schools

1701 East Center Street

Kingsport, TN  37664

(423) 378-2130


Kingsport is located on the Tennessee-Virginia border at the crossroads of I-81 and I-26 near the geographic center of the Eastern U.S. This city of 50,000 in a metro of 308,000, was planned by renowned American planner John Nolen in his office at Harvard Square. Located in the lush green foothills of the Tennessee Valley, it is surrounded by the Southern Highlands and mountain lakes. Kingsport is home to Marriott’s and thousands of acres of unique, natural amenities at Bays Mountain and Warriors Path Parks. The natural geography provides a temperate, well-balanced climate with four seasons and a natural shelter from extreme weather. Population growth has also been well-balanced, ensuring you will not outgrow your decision to relocate. With no personal property taxes, special assessments, or state income taxes on salaries/wages, you’ll find that Kingsport has a very low cost of living coupled with an exceptionally high quality of life (see for yourself at The regional airport (TRI) has direct flights to Atlanta, Charlotte, Orlando and St. Pete/Clearwater with easy access, parking, and virtually no security lines. The public education system was planned by Columbia University and Newsweek has repeatedly recognized the local high school as one of the best in America. Year in and year out our graduates go on to the top colleges and universities (and without costly private school tuition fees). Harvard also recognized Kingsport in 2009 with the Innovations in American Government Award for its higher education initiative. What are you waiting for? It’s time to leave the high costs, traffic jams, and stress behind and discover this hidden gem.