ROGERSVILLE — It’s been a whirlwind week for Edwin Jarnagin, who as of Monday was nevertheless Union County’s college basic safety coordinator, and then on Tuesday was appointed the new Rogersville Town University director.
Jarnagin, who served as the Grainger County director of schools for 10 decades, was the runner-up to J.T. Stroder in the RCS director search very last year.
When Stroder announced his resignation before this thirty day period thanks to household issues, Jarnagin made the decision to toss his hat back into the ring to direct Rogersville’s unbiased K-8 school.
During a extremely transient distinctive referred to as meeting Tuesday, it took about two minutes for the RCS Board of Schooling to unanimously take Stroder’s resignation, which usually takes effect July 31, and approve Jarnagin as the new director beginning Aug. 1
“It’s just truly exciting to appear,” Jarnagin informed the Instances News just after the meeting. “I actually loved remaining the director of universities. I was upset when I didn’t get it the initial time, and if I’m competitive ample, I should be let down. When this opened once again, I was just excited to have the option.”
BOE Chairman Reed Matney observed that Jarnagin was a near runner-up to Stroder in the 2020 director research. Getting worked in Grainger County most of his occupation, Jarnagin is perfectly-identified and respected in the area and is also incredibly familiar with Rogersville, Matney extra.
“I arrived at out to him and he was continue to obtainable,” Matney stated. “He’s been in education for fairly a number of yrs. He is aware of the individuals in this space, and we were being just truly impressed with him.”
Jarnagin, who resides in Bean Station, has worn almost just about every hat in the area of education and learning, which include teacher, assistant principal and principal. He then grew to become a Central Place of work supervisor in the Relatives Source Heart Grownup Education, Specific Ed, Federal Packages, and Screening just before commencing his 10-calendar year stint as Grainger County director of colleges.
He retired from the Grainger director posture at the end of the 2019-20 university year.
While he does not formally commence at RCS until finally Aug. 1, Jarnagin has previously been at RCS assembly the staff members, studying the college campus and accomplishing what he can to support make sure the very first day of university on Aug. 9 goes off without having a hitch.
Apart from having faculty began, he’ll be tasked nearly quickly with using the services of a new principal to exchange retiring Rhonda Winstead and encouraging the board determine how to shell out RCS’ federal stimulus funding.
“We sense like we’re ready,” he included. “We’ve recognised we’ve received some appealing predicaments that they’ll have to offer with. If everything’s excellent you would’ve needed to know you are coming in by June, and been capable to do some points. But it is labored out, and all the team I met are truly, the college board is really supportive. I’m finding out names and learning how to navigate the setting up, but we come to feel like we’ll be ready to start faculty,” Jarnigan claimed.