Metro schools leader applies for Marshall County gig

Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at 11:15pm
Staff reports

A key figure at Metro schools’ central office is continuing her attempt to move up the administrative ladder.

Dr. Brenda T. King, executive director of employee relations with Metro Nashville Public Schools, is one of six applicants for the position of Marshall County director of schools, according to the Marshall County Tribune.

King, who was one of 19 applicants for Metro’s top job before Jesse Register was hired, was principal at Pearl-Cohn Magnet High School before she made the move to the central office.

King cited her experience preparing annual Title VI and Title IX compliancy reports for the state Department of Education. She also said her Nashville responsibilities include investigating issues presented by schools regarding employees and possible policy violations.

Those human relations skills might come in handy in the Lewisburg-based school district.

Former Director of Schools Stan Curtis was fired in early October amid controversy over personnel decisions and a lack of communication with board members. Two board members resigned in protest over his firing.

There were five other applicants as of Monday. The deadline to apply is Jan. 28.