Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Community sessions set for superintendent finalists -

I hope you will attend a session!

The Knox county Board of Education has established the following schedule for the final three candidates for superintendent to meet with various groups within the community and the school system. The community meetings that are scheduled for each day will be broadcast live on Comcast CableChannel 10 and streamed live on the school system website at www.knoxschools.org.
Community members who wish to submit questions electronically for the candidates to address may do so by e-mailing the questions to the Knox County Schools PublicAffairs Office at oaksr@k12tn.net.

The Board of Education will also conduct a called meeting at 5:00 p.m. Monday, March 24, to select a candidate to fill the position of Superintendent of Schools. The meeting will take place in thefirst floor boardroom of the Andrew Johnson Building located at 912 S. Gay St.

Wednesday, March 12 - meetings with Bob Thomas
7:30-8:30 a.m. Breakfast meeting with members of the Knoxville Chamber and the Great Schools Partnership at the Chamber offices located at 17 Market Square.
9:30 a.m. -10:30 a.m. Meeting with local elected officials in the first floor boardroom of the Andrew Johnson Building located at 912 S. Gay St.
11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Meeting with the interim superintendent and his full staff
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Individual meetings with School Board members
4:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m. Meeting with teachers and school system administrators in the first floor boardroom of the Andrew Johnson Building locatedat 912 S. Gay St.
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Dinner with the Board ofEducation at Calhoun's, Bearden Hill 6515 Kingston Pike

Thursday, March 13 - meetings with James McIntyre
7:30-8:30 a.m. Breakfast meeting with members ofthe Knoxville Chamber and the Great Schools Partnership at the Chamber offices located at 17 Market Square.
9:30 a.m. -10:30 a.m. Meeting with local electe dofficials in the first floor boardroom of the Andrew Johnson Building located at 912 S. Gay St.
11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Meeting with the interim superintendent and his full staff
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Individual meetings with School Board members
4:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m. Meeting with teachers and school system administrators in the first floor boardroom of the Andrew Johnson Building locatedat 912 S. Gay St.
5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. James McIntyre will meetwith interested members of the community in the first floor boardroom of the Andrew JohnsonBuilding located at 912 S. Gay St.
6:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Bob Thomas will meet with interested members of the community in the first floor boardroom of the Andrew Johnson Building located at 912 S. Gay St.
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Dinner with the Board ofEducation at Calhoun's, Bearden Hill 6515 KingstonPike

Friday, March 14 - meetings with Brian Binggeli
9:00-10:00 a.m. Breakfast meeting with members of the Knoxville Chamber and the Great Schools Partnership at the Chamber offices locatedat 17 Market Square.
10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Meeting with local elected officials in the first floor boardroom of the Andrew Johnson Building located at 912 S. Gay St.
11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Meeting with the interim superintendent and his full staff
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Meeting with interested members of the community in the first floor boardroom of the Andrew Johnson Building locatedat 912 S. Gay St.
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Individual meetings with School Board members
4:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m. Meeting with teachers and school system administrators in the first floor boardroom of the Andrew Johnson Building locatedat 912 S. Gay St.
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Dinner with the Board ofEducation at Peerless, 320 N. Peters Rd.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Interviews scheduled for superintendent candidates


The Knox County Board of Education has established the schedule below to conduct interviews with candidates for superintendent. The Board of Education will meet in called session immediately following the March 10 meeting to select finalists for the position and to establish a plan for site visits.

All interviews and the called meeting will be conducted in the first floor boardroom of the Andrew Johnson Building located at 912 S. Gay St.


Thursday, March 6
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Robert Thomas, Knox County Schools, Knoxville,Tennessee

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Eric Williams, Collier County Public Schools,Naples, Florida

Friday, March 7
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. James McIntyre, Boston Public Schools, Boston,Massachusetts

Saturday, March 8
10:00 a.m. - Noon Brian Binggeli, Fairfax County Public Schools,Falls Church, Virginia

Monday, March 10
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Donna Wright, Knox County Schools, Knoxville,Tennessee

Please feel free to send me an e-mail tdeakins@gmail.com with your thoughts. I am happy to hear from you during this process but I may not respond until after all of the interviews.

Please Note - the interviews are not closed and are part of public record.