Springfield Public Schools announced that Dr. Ron L. Woodard will be the district’s new executive director of secondary learning.
Dr. Woodard, a former assistant superintendent of instruction for Maury County public schools in Tennessee, will be responsible for all secondary learning: the district’s five high schools, six middle schools, three K-8 schools, and one intermediate school. He will also be overseeing all athletic programs.
“Dr. Woodard brings a wealth of experience in effective district and secondary school leadership, as well as student-focused service,” Dr. Nicole Holt, deputy superintendent of academics, said in a statement. “SPS looks forward to welcoming him and his family to our community and our academic team.”
Before his stint with Maury County Public Schools, Dr. Woodard spent 16 years with Metro Nashville Public Schools. He served as a Science Department sponsor, coach of multiple sports, and was a program director for teen mentoring.
“It is truly a blessing and an honor to join a team of committed professionals who are so intentional and passionate about helping children succeed,” Woodard said in a statement.
Woodard earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, graduate degree at Tennessee State University, and his doctorate from Lipscomb University.
“We are so pleased to welcome Dr. Woodard to SPS and to Springfield,” Dr. John Jungmann, superintendent, said in a statement. “Our future is bright and we are eager to achieve progress together on behalf of all students. Dr. Woodard’s leadership will be key in this critically important work.”