By Jim Harris/WYSH Radio
On Monday, the Clinton City School Board voted to offer current assistant director of schools Kelly Johnson the director’s position, succeeding Vicki Violette, who is retiring after 10 years as Clinton’s top educator.
Johnson, a Clinton native and alumna of the city school system, has accepted the offer and will negotiate a contract with the School Board and take over on July 1.
Johnson also currently serves as the three-school system’s director of curriculum and has been with the system for three years. She began teaching in 1993 in Knox County, eventually moving on to school administrative positions and eventually spending three years supervising Knox County’s 18 elementary schools.
I sat down with both educators Thursday morning and asked Violette what she considered to be the highlights of her time in charge of the system. Not surprisingly, she pointed to the 2007 referendum where Clinton residents voted to keep the system independent and not combine it with the Anderson County school system…Read more of the WYSH Radio interviews with Violette and Johnson here.
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