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UPDATE: Bradley County Board of Education chooses new Schools Director

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Linda Cash  (courtesy SmokeyBarn.com) Linda Cash (courtesy SmokeyBarn.com)
Bill Heath (courtesy Lawrenceburg Rotary Club) Bill Heath (courtesy Lawrenceburg Rotary Club)
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UPDATE: Bradley County School Board members have chosen a new Director of Schools. Dr. Linda Cash was voted in Tuesday night. Cash was recently the assistant director in Robertson County.  

She has served as a teacher and principal in South Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee since 1984. At the elementary and middle school levels, she has taught health and physical education, reading and various grades. In 1998, she became a science, biology and special education teacher at White House High School before returning to fifth grade at Walton Ferry Elementary in Hendersonville. Cash became an assistant principal at Madison Creek Elementary in Goodlettsville in 2002, principal at Westmoreland Elementary the following year and has been principal of Station Camp Elementary School in Gallatin since it opened in 2008.




Bradley County School Board members have narrowed their search for a new Director of Schools to two candidates.  Bill Heath currently leads the Lawrence County school system, while Linda Cash is assistant director in Robertson County.  

The Bradley County vacancy occurred when former Director Johnny McDaniel resigned in February following a series of disagreements with several Board members.  Scott Humberd has served on an interim basis since McDaniel's departure.

Board members are set to decide on a new leader on May 26, when each candidate will be given five minutes to make a presentation, followed by a one-hour interview session.

Here is biographical information on both candidates:

Linda Cash:  Cash has been an teacher and principal in South Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee since 1984. At the elementary and middle school levels, she has taught health and physical education, reading and various grades. In 1998, she became a science, biology and special education teacher at White House High School before returning to fifth grade at Walton Ferry Elementary in Hendersonville. Cash became an assistant principal at Madison Creek Elementary in Goodlettsville in 2002, principal at Westmoreland Elementary the following year and has been principal of Station Camp Elementary School in Gallatin since it opened in 2008.

Cash earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Physical Education from Lander University in Greenwood, South Carolina, in 1984, a Master's Degree in Supervision and Administration from Tennessee State University in 2000 and her Doctor of Education degree in Leadership and Professional Practice from Trevecca Nazarene University in 2008. She is a graduate of the Tennessee School Boards Association's Prospective Superintendents Academy and an adjunct professor at Union University. She has been with Robertson County since 2013.Bill Heath:  Director of Lawrence County Schools since 2007.  He began his career as a teacher in Broward County, Florida in 1986, becoming a principal in McNairy County, Tennessee in 1997.  From 2001 until 2007 he was a principal/headmaster in Biloxi, Mississippi.

He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education from UTK in 1985, his Master of Science in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University in 1993, and his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Sarasota University in 1999.
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