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Thursday, June 27, 2019
Superintendent Ray announces executive leadership changes, including newly appointed Chief of Staff

There have been some important developments in the District this week. Yesterday afternoon, Superintendent Ray announced his appointment of Patrice Williamson-Thomas as the District's new Chief of Staff. She currently serves as Shelby County's Chief Administrative Officer, where she leads the day-to-day operations of county government. She'll be joining SCS August 5.

Thomas' appointment follows the announced departure of Deputy Superintendent Lin Johnson. That announcement came at Tuesday night's Board meeting. Johnson is leaving SCS July 12 to pursue a doctorate in educational leadership at Harvard. Current Chief of Staff Dr. John Barker will assume the role of Deputy Superintendent for Finance & Operations and oversee the areas of Business Operations, Finance, HR and IT.
Heads up -
APECS will be shut down Monday, July 1.

Due to year-end closeout, the District’s financial system (APECS) will be offline for maintenance Monday, July 1 , beginning at 7 a.m. Sorry for any inconvenience, but the shutdown is essential so the Finance team can prepare the system for the new fiscal year.