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Preston Caldwell is New West Carroll Director

Posted 3/30/21

ATWOOD (March 27) — West Carroll Special School District has a new director of schools. Preston Caldwell of Milan was appointed by the Board of Education after an almost two-hour interview on Thursday evening at the West Carroll Junior/Senior High School. He was one of two candidates to interview. The other was Rory Hinso, a supervisor in the Gibson County School District.

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Preston Caldwell is New West Carroll Director

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ATWOOD (March 27) — West Carroll Special School District has a new director of schools. Preston Caldwell of Milan was appointed by the Board of Education after an almost two-hour interview on Thursday evening at the West Carroll Junior/Senior High School. He was one of two candidates to interview. The other was Rory Hinso, a supervisor in the Gibson County School District.

Caldwell is the principal at Lake County High School, where he has served for five years. He was a teacher of chemistry his alma mater Milan High School for 18 years. He is a 1988 graduate of Milan, a graduate of UT-Martin, University of Memphis (master’s degree), and Bethel University, where he earned his administrator certificate.

“I am excited about the position,” said Caldwell. “I am looking forward to a positive, professional relationship in the community... I look forward to meeting the teachers and parents.”

He described himself as one with a positive, energetic attitude, who wants to build relationships in Carroll County and especially the West Carroll community.

His goals are to: increase parent involvement, improve community relations, improve test scores, improve attendance and graduation rates, improve the ACT scores, make the schools the best learning environment for the children, and by the year 2023, become recognized as an “exemplary school” in Tennessee.

“I have lots of excitement about the career advancement,” said Caldwell, who noted he hates to leave the good people of Lake County.

Caldwell, his wife, Valerie, and two sons, Addison and Drew reside in Milan. He attends First United Methodist Church of Milan.

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