Hamilton County Schools announced that Chief Operations Officer Dr. Kenneth Bradshaw is stepping down to become the superintendent of Richmond County Schools in Augusta, Georgia.

“Hamilton County Schools is an incredible school district and I’m grateful for the opportunity to play a role in helping the system achieve its goals,” said Dr. Bradshaw. “This is a bittersweet moment for me, but I am confident the district will continue to make strides toward becoming the fastest-improving school district in the state of Tennessee.”

Hamilton County Schools says Dr. Bradshaw contributed to the new contract for student transportation, an external facilities review, a capital maintenance assessment and a revamp to the student code of behavior.

“We made a commitment to recruit top talent in our district, and Dr. Bradshaw is evidence of that,” said Dr. Bryan Johnson, superintendent of Hamilton County Schools. “One of the realities of having strong leadership is they are highly sought after. We are excited for Dr. Bradshaw and thankful for his service to make district operations as efficient and effective as possible. He has built a strong foundation during his time in Hamilton County Schools and we will continue to move his work forward to deliver a high-quality public education to Hamilton County students.”

Four years prior to joining Hamilton County Schools, Dr. Bradshaw was the deputy superintendent of Richmond County Schools.