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A LOOK AT THE 11 CANDIDATES FOR THE DIRECTOR OF SCHOOLS POSITION IN CUMBERLAND COUNTY

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The Cumberland County Board of Education will hold a work session this Thursday and a possible special called meeting to follow. The purpose is to establish the procedures for upcoming interviews for the director of schools position. Current Director of Schools Janet Graham’s contract will expire June 20, 2020. Four local candidates, Dan Schlafer, Darrell Threet, Scott Maddox and Ina Maxwell. will be interviewed first then the remaining seven candidates will follow.

Qualified candidates had to submit the following to be considered:

  • A formal letter of interest
  • A current resume, including accomplishments by position
  • A copy of the candidate’s Tennessee license and certifications
  • University transcripts
  • Names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers of five (5) professional references

Qualifications for director of schools includes, but not limited to, possessing a professional educator’s license in Tennessee, a master’ degree in education, at least three years of successful experience in school administration, and other qualifications as the school board deems desirable.

105.7 News obtained the resumes for the 11 candidates. Here is a summary of all 11 expressing interest in being the next Director of Schools for Cumberland County:

DAN SCHLAFER – Crossville, Tennessee

EDUCATION:

1995 – Educational Specialist (Ed. S.), Lincoln Memorial University

1987 – Master of Science (M.S.), University of Tennessee at Knoxville

1974 – Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Carson-Newman College

1970 – Diploma, Knoxville Holston High School

EXPERIENCE

2019 – present: Federal Programs Coordinator, Hamilton County School System

2015 – 2019: Federal Programs Director, Cumberland County Schools

2006 – 2015: Federal Programs Director, Monroe County Schools; Interim Special Education Director – Summer 2013

1996 – 2006: Principal, Tellico Plains High School

1992 – 1995: Teacher/Head Football Coach, Cumberland County High School

1984 – 1992: Teacher/Athletics Director/Coach, Knoxville Catholic High School

1978 – 1984: Teacher/Coach, Tennessee School for The Deaf

1976 – 1978: Teacher/Coach/Dorm Supervisor, Harrison Chilhowee Baptist Academy

1974 – 1976: Teacher/Coach, West Greene High School

DR. WILLIAM “SCOTT” MADDOX – Crossville, Tennessee

EDUCATION:

2012-2014    Ed.D. Education Leadership, University of The Cumberlands

2006-2008    Ed.S. Instructional Leadership, Tennessee Technological University

1996-1998    MA Administration and Supervision, Tennessee Technological University

1987-1989    BS Education, Tennessee Technological University

1981-1984    Auburn University

1979-1981   Gadsden State Junior College

EXPERIENCE

2019-Present – Supervisor of 9-12 and CTE Director, Crossville

2010-2019 Principal of Stone Memorial High School, Crossville

2007-2010 Vice Principal / Athletic Director Stone Memorial High School, Crossville

2005-2007 Teacher, Cumberland County High School, Crossville

2003-2005 Vice Principal / Athletic Director, Cookeville High School, Cookeville

1999-2003 Vice Principal/Teacher/Football Coach/Sequatchie County High School

1998-1999 Principal/Wheeler Elementary School

1992-1998 Teacher/Coach Cumberland County High School

1989-1992 Teacher/Coach Roane County High School

INA F. MAXWELL – Crossville, Tennessee

EDUCATION:

2014-2015: Administrative License Program—Lipscomb University

2008: PreK-3 Endorsement Seminar—Tennessee Wesleyan College

2004-2007: Doctor of Philosophy degree—Tennessee Technological University: Education—Exceptional Learning-Diverse and At-Risk Learners: Concentration—Literacy

1993-1995: Master’s degree—Tennessee Technological University: Curriculum and Instruction—Reading concentration

1986-1989: Bachelor’s degree—Tennessee Technological University: Elementary Education

EXPERIENCE:

2019 to present—Federal Programs Director

2016 to 2019—Federal Programs—Title III Director (ESL Supervisor and Migrant

Liaison) & County-Wide Instructional Facilitator

2015 to 2016—Federal Programs—County-Wide Instructional Facilitator-Reading

Specialist (Title IIA) & ESL Coordinator (Title VI)

2012 to 2015—Federal Programs—County-Wide Instructional Facilitator-Reading

Specialist(Title IIA) Additional duties: Tennessee Department of Education Reading Courses Facilitator, Sopris Trained 2013-2014

2013-2014: Trained over 200 teachers in Cumberland, Bledsoe, White, Van Buren, & Warren Counties with TN Reading Courses

2013-2017: Trained over 150 teachers in Cumberland County with

Tennessee Reading Courses

1989 to 2012—Employed by the Cumberland County Board of Education

Grades taught at Pleasant Hill Elementary:

2005-12: 4th grade Inclusion—All Subjects

2004-05: 2nd grade

2001-03: 1st grade

2000-01: 6th grade—Reading and Spelling

1999-2000: 6th/7th split—All Subjects

1994-99: 6th grade—All Subjects

1992-93: 3rd/4th split—All Subjects

1991-92: 7th & 8th –Math, Science, Health & 7th—Spelling

1989-91: 5th, 6th, 7th, & 8th grade Reading

2007 to 2012 & 2014-2016—Adjunct Professor for Tennessee Technological University

DARRELL G. THREET – Crossville, Tennessee

EDUCATION:

Cumberland Homesteads Elementary, 1972

Cumberland County High School, 1976

B.S., Tennessee Technological University, 1978, Secondary Education major in Mathematics with minors in General Science and Physical Education

Tennessee Technological University, 1982, Educational Administration and Supervision

Ed. S., Tennessee Technological University, 1987, Educational Administration and Supervision

EXPERIENCE

42 years of dedicated service to the Cumberland County School System Cumberland Elementary School, 1978-79

  • Taught fourth and fifth grades.
  • Cumberland Homesteads Elementary School, 1979-80
  • Taught fifth grade.

South Cumberland Elementary School, 1980-2020

  • Taught mathematics, health, and physical education in sixth, seventh, and eighth grades, 1980-93
  • Coached all sports offered at the elementary level, 1980-87
  • Taught an early-bird Algebra class to eighth graders & Algebra
  • One at Cumberland County High School during the summers, 1989-94
  • Assistant principal, 1993 – 2000
  • Principal, 2000 – present

Current Cumberland County Commissioner

MARTIN E. RINGSTAFF – Danville, Virginia

EDUCATION

Doctor of Education, Educational Leadership, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA, 2009

Educational Specialist, Educational Leadership, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA, 2006

Masters of Arts in Educational Leadership, George Washington University, Washington, DC, 1999

Bachelor of Science, Virginia Intermont College, 1992

EXPERIENCE

Director of Education, The Hughes Center for Exceptional Children, Danville, VA, 2016 – present

Superintendent of Schools, Cleveland City Schools, Cleveland, TN, 2011 – 2016

Director of Personnel and Support Services, Bristol Virginia Public Schools, Bristol, VA, 2010-2011

Principal, Virginia High School, Bristol, VA, 2008-2010

ROGER D. ALSUP – Winchester, Tennessee

EDUCATION

Doctorate in Educational Leadership (Ed. D.), Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO, May 2001

Master of Arts in Secondary School Administration, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO, December 1995

Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education-Biology and a minor in Earth Science, Southeast

Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO, August 1991

EXPERIENCE

Principal, Franklin County High School July 2016 – present

Principal, Caruthersville High School March 2013 – June 2016

Assistant Superintendent July 2011 – March 2013 Dexter R-XI Public Schools, Dexter, MO.

Principal, T. S. Hill Middle School July 2003 – June 2011

PAMELA SMITH – Jacksonville, North Carolina

EDUCATION

Southeastern Oklahoma State University – Durant, OK

M.S.

Education Southeastern Oklahoma State University – Durant, OK

Curriculum and Counseling

Southeastern Oklahoma State University

B.S. in Education

Oklahoma City University

East Central University – Ada, OK

EXPERIENCE

Chief Financial Officer – Mascot Metalworks – Atoka, OK – February 2019 to Present

Executive Director/CEO – McAlester Defense Services Association – McAlester, OK – January 2017 to August 2017

DIRECTOR OF SCHOOLS – Overton County Board of Education – Livingston, TN 2013 to 2015

STRINGTOWN HIGH SCHOOL 2011 to 2013

TENNESSEE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION – Nashville 2005 to 2007

DIRECTOR OF CURRICULUM INSTRUCTION AND TESTING – Pottsboro, TX 2001 to 2003

SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS Caney Public Schools – Caney, OK 1998 to 2001

PRINCIPAL OF SCHOOLS Milburn Public Schools – Milburn, OK 1992 to 1998

SUE HARTLINE – Clarksville, Tennessee

EDUCATION

Masters, Educational Administration, Murray State University, Murray, KY (2014)

K-12 Educational Administration Summa cum laude graduate Masters, Instructional Technology and Training, New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, NY (2004) Summa cum laude graduate Recipient of the John J. Theobald Academic and Community Achievement Award Elementary Education Certification, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO (1991) Bachelor of Science, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL (1987)

EXPERIENCE

Christian County Public Schools, 200 Glass Avenue, Hopkinsville, KY 2012 to Present

Collier County Public Schools, 5775 Osceola Trail, Naples, FL 2009 to 2012

McGraw-Hill/Wright Group, South Eastern, United States 2005 to 2009

District School Board of Hillsborough County, 901 E Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, FL 2004 to 2005

New York Institute of Technology, Carlton Avenue, Old Westbury, NY 2001 to 2004

DONALD C. DURLEY, Ed.D. – Millington, Tennessee

EDUCATION

2013 – 2016 Arkansas State University Doctor of Education, Ed. D.

2011 – 2013 Freed Hardeman University Educational Specialist, Ed. S.

2008 – 2009 Trevecca Nazarene University Educational Leadership, M. Ed.

2003 – 2005 University of Mississippi Secondary Education, B.S.

1999 – 2001 Northwest Community College Business Administration, A.A.

EXPERIENCE

Teacher – Millington Municipal Schools – July 2019-Present

Principal – Millington Municipal Schools – May 2014 – June 2019

Assistant Principal – Shelby County Schools – July 2010 – May 2014

Teacher – Shelby County Schools – August 2005-July 2010

JEFF  SPALETTA – Columbus, Ohio

EDUCATION

Doctor of Education – Transformational Leadership, University of New England, Portland, ME, 08/2020

Specialist in Education – Educational Leadership (Superintendent), Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR, 08/2017

Master of Science in Education – Educational Leadership, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, AR, 05/2009

Master of Science in Education – Physical Education, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR, 08/2003

Bachelor of Science in Education – Physical Education, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR, 05/1996

EXPERIENCE

ACCEL SCHOOLS  2019 – 2020 Chief Administrative Officer/Principal

VANGUARD CLASSICAL SCHOOLS 2018 – 2019  Executive Director of Schools

KANSAS CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS 2016 – 2018 Secondary Principal

DOLLARWAY SCHOOL DISTRICT 2015 – 2016 High School Principal

HUGHES SCHOOL DISTRICT 2013 – 2015 K-12 Principal

BENJAMIN HENRY – Plant City, Florida

EDUCATION

Florida Southern College – Lakeland, FL – 2018 to Present

Southwest Florida College – Tampa, FL – 2007 to 2014 Doctorate in Educational Leadership

Argosy University – Tampa, FL – June 2011

FIELDS OF TEACHING

Argosy University – Tampa, FL – 2007 to 2010

Master of Science in Computer Informational Science Argosy University – Tampa, FL

May 2006

Bachelor of Science in Exceptional Student Education – University of Phoenix – Tampa, FL – February 2004

HIGHER EDUCATION TEACHING EXPERIENCE – Alabama State

EXPERIENCE

Principal = Polk County Schools – Lakeland, FL – 2015 to Present

Assistant Principal – Polk County Schools – Lakeland, FL – 2009 to 2015

Technology Resource Specialist – Hillsborough County Schools – Plant City, FL – 2006 to 2009

ESE Teacher 6-8 – Hillsborough County Schools – Plant City, FL – 2002 to 2006

ESE Teacher K-5 – Polk County Schools – 2000 to 2002


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