Christian County Board Of Education To Hire Superintendent Wednesday
Though no action was taken Tuesday night, the Christian County Board of Education is just waiting to formally extend a contract offer to Mary Ann Gemmill Wednesday night.
After a short closed session following a day of staff and community members meeting with Gemmill, the School Board returned to open session with no action.
The 63 year old Tennessee native, who says she really wants to be here, is the community favorite for the job after talking with the district personnel, the Chamber of Commerce and other community leaders.
Mary Ann Gemmill told a group of about 40 community members, at the public forum, that she wanted to retire here.
She adds she is a firm believer in a code of acceptable behavior that outlines the steps to dealing with discipline issues.
She answered numerous questions about her background, her leadership style, and her thoughts on engaging the community and parents as well as teachers and staff, because she says everyone needs to buy into the improvement of the district before achievement can be where the community wants it.
Gemmill is well spoken, opinionated and ready to hit the ground running, if given the opportunity. The agenda Tuesday night listed just the discussion of a superintendent candidate. Wednesday night’s agenda lists the discussion/appointment of a superintendent and discussion/approval of a contract. The Board will meet at 8:30 Wednesday night.
In other business at the board meeting, members voted unanimously to reinstate the two assistant superintendent positions.