WINONA -- The Montgomery County School Board voted to appoint Dr. Wendy Hubbard as the new superintendent of education. Hubbard will take the place of James Johnson-Waldington, who resigned the post to take the helm at Leflore County Schools.
Hubbard, who is in her second year at Montgomery County School District, served as an interventionist and literacy coach with the district prior to the appointment. She also spent four years with Durant School District, where she served as the director of curriculum and federal programs.
According to Al White, Montgomery County School Board President, Hubbard was recommended to the board by Johnson-Waldington because of her work with the district’s leadership team where she worked to help design strategies to improve accreditation scores.
“We wanted to maintain a seamless transition,” White said. “[Hubbard] knows the policies we have in place and will keep our same standards going forward.”
Hubbard will take the helm of the district on November 20.
Johnson-Waldington, according to the Greenwood Commonwealth, was recently appointed as the interim superintendent at Leflore County School District and will take over the post as of November 20.
The Leflore County School District received a grade of F from the state based on 2017 test results and other factors. It is not the lowest-scoring out of 143 districts in the state.
Dr. Ilean Richards, the state-appointed administrator for the 2,400-student district since 2016 announced last week that she was giving up the position., according to Patrice Gullifoyle, communications director for the Mississippi Department of Education.
Johnson-Waldington will be the third state-appointed conservator to run the school district since the state take-over in October 2013.
Johnson-Waldington has served as the superintendent of education for Montgomery County Schools since July 2017.