Application Deadline

  • Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. on February 12, 2021.

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Additional Application Information

  • In addition to applying online, each applicant must submit the following:

    • A current resume;
    • A letter indicating your interest in the position and highlighting relevant work accomplishments;
    • A statement of your educational philosophy; and 
    • A statement outlining what you think are the district's greatest needs to be addressed by the new Director during the first year.

    Email submissions to Each statement should be no longer than one page, double-spaced, and in 12 pt. Times New Roman font.

Job Description


    To provide leadership in developing and maintaining the best possible educational programs and services.


    • A professional educator’s license;
    • A master’s degree in education with preference for a doctorate degree;
    • Three years of successful experience in school administration; and
    • Such other qualifications as the Board deems desirable.

    REPORTS TO                       Wilson County Board of Education
    SUPERVISES                       All administrative and supervisor personnel in the district.
    FLSA STATUS                      Exempt
    SCHEDULE                           260 Days (Twelve-month)


    Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of state law and the Board’s policy on evaluation of the Director of Schools.


    General Administrative

    • Provides leadership in identification of priorities and assures that all activities reflect those Board established priorities.
    • Prepares and recommends short and long range plans for Board approval and implements those plans when approved.
    • Prepares, in conjunction with the Board Chairman, agenda recommendations relative to all matters requiring Board action, including all facts, information, options and reports needed to assure informed decisions. Provides advice and counsel to the Board on matters before it.
    • Attends all regular and special meetings of the Board and keeps a complete and accurate record of the proceedings of all meetings of the Board and of its official acts.
    • Recommends drafts of new policies or changes to the Board. Anticipates potential problems.  Recommends policies or courses of staff action.
    • Develops administrative procedures to implement Board policy and disseminates these procedures to appropriate staff.
    • Keeps the Board informed regarding development in other districts or at state and national levels that would be helpful to the district.
    • Ensures that all local, state and federal standards for the health and safety of the students and staff are maintained and that required reports are maintained.
    • Fulfills all statutory obligations and implements the education law of the State of Tennessee and the rules and regulations of the State Board.

    Financial Management

    • Provides direction to and supervision of school business functions. Encourages development and implementation of sound business practices.  Continually assesses business practices to achieve efficiency.
    • Prepares annually a budget and submits it to the Board for approval. Presents approved budget to the appropriate local funding body for adoption.
    • Makes appropriate written reports for the Board detailing all receipts and expenditures of the public school funds and submits them to the local funding body.
    • Ensures that funds are spent prudently by providing adequate control and accounting of the district’s financial and physical resources.

    Personnel Administration

    • Employs such personnel as may be necessary within the limits of budgetary provisions and recommends to the Board teachers who are eligible for tenure.
    • Develops recruitment procedures to assure well qualified applicants for professional and non-professional positions.
    • Assigns and transfers employees as the interest of the district may dictate and reports such action to the Board for information and record.
    • Holds meetings of teachers and other employees as necessary for the discussion of matters concerning the welfare and improvement of the schools.
    • Communicates directly or through delegation all actions of the Board relating to personnel matters to all and receives from employees communications to be made to the Board.

    Instructional Leadership

    • Administers, as chief school executive, the development and maintenance of a positive educational program designed to meet the needs of the community and to carry out the policies of the Board. Ensures that a system of thorough and efficient education, as defined by state law, is available to all students.
    • Recommends to the Board for its adoption all courses of study, curriculum guides and major changes in tests and time schedules to be used in the schools.
    • Oversees the timely revisions of all curriculum guides and courses of study.
    • Develops guidelines and direction for monitoring the effectiveness of existing and new programs.
    • Conducts a periodic audit of the total school program and advises the Board of recommendations for the educational advancement of the schools.
    • Seeks out available sources for grant funding to support programs and projects.
    • Ensures that the goals of the school system are adequately reflected in its educational program and operations.

    Community/Public Relations

    • Promotes community support of the schools. Interprets district programs and services, reports plans, events and activities of interest and solicits community opinions regarding school and educational issues.
    • Identifies available community resources and links to social service agencies that support education and healthy child development.
    • Develops strategies to promote parental involvement in their children’s education and provides opportunities for parent teacher interaction.
    • Maintains contact and good relations with local media. Acts as the Board’s spokesperson.
    • Ensures that the district interests will be represented in meetings and activities of municipal and other governmental agencies.
    • Represents the school system and its interest in community organizations, activities and projects.


    Specific capacities and abilities may be required of an individual in order to learn or perform adequately a task or job duty.              

    • Intelligence:  The ability to understand instructions and underlying principles; the ability to reason and make judgments.
    • Verbal: The ability to understand meanings of words and the ideas associated with them.
    • Numerical:  The ability to perform arithmetic operations quickly and accurately.
    • Data Perception: The ability to understand and interpret information presented in the forms of graphs, charts, or tables.


    This job may require lifting or carrying of objects up to fifty (50) pounds, with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to ten (10) pounds. Other physical demands that may be required are as follows: pushing and/or pulling, stooping and/or kneeling, reaching and/or handling, talking, hearing, seeing, and climbing.


    Normal working environment.


    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this position.  They are not intended to be a complete list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so assigned.


    The Wilson County Board of Education does not discriminate because of age, race, color, gender, national origin, disability, religion, genetics, creed, or veteran status in the provision of services, in programs or activities, or in employment opportunities or benefits.  The Wilson County School System is an Equal Opportunity Employer and member of TN Drug-Free Workplace.  Employees or applicants who need reasonable accommodations should contact Human Resources for assistance.