For Immediate Release – Kingsport City Schools
Contact: Andy True, Administrative Coordinator (423) 378-2130
May 29, 2012
Kingsport City Schools Announces Administrative Appointments
KINGSPORT – Kingsport City Schools is pleased to announce two administrative appointments, effective July 1, 2012.
Dr. Dwain Arnold has been named Director of Elementary Education. In this position, Dr. Arnold will be responsible for the oversight and coordination of curriculum and leadership development at the eight KCS elementary schools.
"Dr. Arnold was the very first system educator I met after accepting my new position," said KCS Superintendent Dr. Lyle Ailshie. "I am tremendously impressed with his knowledge and skills. Perhaps his greatest strength is the way he provides support for those under his responsibility, while at the same time challenging them to achieve even greater things. His thoughtful approach, experience, and knowledge of elementary education makes him a perfect fit for the position of Director of Elementary Education."
Dr. Arnold has most recently served as Principal of John Adams Elementary. During his 23 years with Kingsport City Schools, Arnold has served as teacher, principal of Roosevelt Elementary, and interim superintendent. Dr. Arnold received his doctorate from East Tennessee State University in 2001 and became a National Board Certified Teacher in 1999. He has served as an adjunct faculty member at ETSU and has won several awards in teaching excellence, including the 1997 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Math Teaching.
"I have been very blessed in my career to be a part of the learning community in Kingsport," said Dr. Arnold. "I look forward to a new challenge as Director of Elementary Education. I am excited to be a member of an administrative team of exceptional educators as we continue our journey in providing the best possible learning experiences for the students of Kingsport City Schools."
Mr. Michael Hubbard has been named Director of Performance Excellence. This position, formerly held by Ms. Dory Creech, will oversee all system-wide assessment, accountability, data, and performance criteria.
"When you assume a new position, the first thing you hear about others is always interesting," said Superintendent Dr. Lyle Ailshie. "The first thing I learned about Michael Hubbard was that he is a tireless worker and detailed oriented. That has proven to be true and those skills will prove to be invaluable as Director of Performance Excellence. He is a well-respected educator that works well with others, which will also serve him well. I am excited to welcome him to what is already a high-performing administrative support team."
For the previous three years, Dr. Hubbard has served as principal at Johnson Elementary School. He has worked for Kingsport City Schools for a total of 19 years, having previously served as principal at Roosevelt Elementary, assistant principal at Jefferson Elementary, teacher, and system testing coordinator. Mr. Hubbard has a B.S. in Business from Berea College. He also holds a Master's Degree in Elementary Education and an Ed.S. in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from East Tennessee State University.
"I am extremely excited about my appointment to the position of Director of Performance Excellence," said Hubbard. "I eagerly look forward to working with the teachers, principals, and system administrators of Kingsport City Schools in this new role."
For more information on the position announcements, contact Andy True, Kingsport City Schools Administrative Coordinator, at (423) 378-2130.
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Kingsport City Schools
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Kingsport, TN 37660
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