Erin McCullough


Wayne Qualls, the educational consultant in charge of conducting the search for a new Tullahoma City Schools (TCS) superintendent, has requested that those interested in giving feedback on the search attend a community feedback session on Wednesday, April 25, according to school officials.

Dan Lawson, the current director of schools, announced that instead of leaving the district in June 2019, when his current contract expires, he will leave at the end of this calendar year to take a teaching position at Lee University [see related story Page 1].

The board has hired Qualls of Teams, Incorporated to conduct that search.

According to Lawson, Qualls will be seeking input and feedback from several vested parties, including faculty and staff, administrative officials and the general public.

Working with Qualls, the district has set up the final Wednesday in April for these feedback sessions.

According to an email from Lawson, Qualls will have an 11 a.m. session with TCS principals, directors and central office personnel at the school administration building, located at 510 S. Jackson St.

That meeting will be followed by a 2 p.m. session with TCS faculty and staff and a 6 p.m. “community forum,” both of which will be held at Tullahoma High School. Those meetings will take place in the lecture hall and auditorium of THS, respectively.

Those who wish to attend the 6 p.m. community forum should be prepared to share their hopes for the new superintendent, according to Qualls.

While he called the sessions “fact-gathering missions,” he said he would “absolutely want participation in [the] form of questions” from those in the audience.

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