Maryville School District hires new director

New Maryville Director of Schools, Stephanie Thompson, begins work on January 1st, 2008.

MARYVILLE, Tenn (WVLT) After weeks of searching for a new school director, the Maryville City School Board has decided to hire from within.

Assistant Director of Schools Stephanie Thompson got the word from the school board last night that she will become the new director.

After two decades working in Blount County and Maryville City Schools, she says she's excited about her new role.

"I think the transition's going to be fairly seemless because i have been here for so many years and know so many people," Thompson told "One of the more difficult things for me will be turning over some of the responsibilities I've had as assistant director."

Thompson was selected unanimously by the board.

She officially takes over the position currently held by Director Mike Dalton January 1st.