A Greeneville superintendent again chosen to head Kingsport City Schools

Rick Wagner • Dec 18, 2017 at 5:00 PM

KINGSPORT — The city school board unanimously chose Greeneville Director of Schools Jeffrey R. Moorhouse to head Kingsport City Schools in a called meeting Monday afternoon. It marks the second time since 2012 Kingsport City Schools has tapped a sitting Greeneville director to become the Model City school system superintendent.

The board shortly after 4 p.m. voted to follow the recommendation of consultant Wayne Qualls to hire Moorhouse, one of six finalists interviewed individually by each school board member, and allow board President Susan Lodal to negotiate a contract with Moorhouse.

A Johnson County High School honors graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Milligan College, Moorehouse earned a master of arts in teaching from East Tennessee State University and a doctorate in educational leadership from ETSU. He formally gave his 90-day notice to Greeneville school system Friday and will not be able to begin in Kingsport until at least 90 days from then, Board of Education President Susan Lodal said after the 5-0 vote.

Moorhouse will replace interim Dwain Arnold, who has been in place since August when Lyle Ailshie left to become a deputy commissioner of education for Tennessee. The board hired Ailshie from Greeneville City Schools in 2012. Lodal said the names of the other five finalists are confidential.

For more information and a more in-depth article, watch for an updated online version of this article or see the Tuesday print edition of the Kingpsort Times News.



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