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New faces in new places in Anderson schools

New Director of Anderson County Schools Dr. Tim Parrott will not be the only new face in a new place this year.

Earlier this month, Parrott, who is taking over as Director of Schools from the retiring Larry Foster, announced several educators will be moving in to new positions this summer.

Paula Sellers will serve as Director of Student Services after spending the past four years as the Data and Evaluation Coordinator in the central office. Prior to that, Sellers also taught and served as principal at Briceville Elementary School and Lake City Middle School.

The new Chief Academic Officer and Director of Secondary Schools is Eric Snider, who has spent the past six years as principal at Clinton High School.

The new Director of Special Education is Kim Towe, who comes to Anderson County after three decades in the Knox County school system, most recently as principal of Karns High School.

Caleb Tipton, a Clinton High School graduate, will take over for Eric Snider as principal at his alma mater. He is being promoted from assistant principal at CHS.

Dan Jenkins has been appointed principal at Norwood Middle School after spending the past four years as assistant principal and athletic director at Clinton High School. He will be replaced in those roles at Clinton by baseball coach Brad Collette, who will have to step down as the coach of the Diamond Dragons.

Robbie Herrell has been named the next principal of the Anderson County Career and Technical Center, where he has served as an assistant principal for the past four years.

Kelly Myers will take over as Director for Career and Technical Education. She has been with the school system for 22 years as a teacher and a principal.

RaeAnn Owens has been named as the new principal at Clinton Middle School after five years in charge of Norwood Middle School.

Frank Hillon, a 40-year veteran of the system’s maintenance department, has been named as Director of Maintenance.

Travis Hutcheson, an Anderson County High School grad, will be taking over as principal at Briceville Elementary School. He has taught and served as an administrator since his hire in 2003.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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