The Bryant School District announced via social media just before midnight on Thursday that Dr. Tom Kimbrell, now in his 3rd year as Superintendent of Schools, will finish this school year and then retire. This news comes one month after the District announced plans for a millage increase election.
Dr. Kimbrell submitted his retirement notice to the Bryant School Board during executive session at the November 17th board meeting.
“Since I plan to retire at the end of this school year, I wanted the faculty, staff, and patrons of Bryant Schools to know now and not after the millage election on March 14, 2017,” said Dr. Kimbrell.
“This school district is on the verge of rocketing to the next level and it needs an energetic and creative leader. The school board offered the superintendency to Dr. Karen Walters, which she accepted. I believe this district will be in great hands under her leadership,” said Kimbrell.
Dr. Karen Walters has served as Deputy Superintendent since July 2014.
Dr. Tom Kimbrell announces his retirement as superintendent of Bryant Schools effective June 30, 2017. Dr. Karen Walters named new leader.
— Bryant Schools (@BryantSchools) November 18, 2016