Wayne County School District names new superintendent

Tommy Branch (Source: WDAM-TV)
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WAYNE COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - The Wayne County School Board has appointed a new superintendent. Tommy Branch will take over superintendent duties on Jan. 1, 2020.

Branch is currently a principal at Beat Four school in Waynesboro.

“The plan is to come in, get everybody together and start moving Wayne County forward," said Branch.

Wayne County Schools earned a 'D' in the most recently available school accountability ratings. New ratings will come out in the next couple of months.

Branch was chosen to succeed Bobby Jones as superintendent after a seven-month selection process. His experience includes 20 years as an educator in the Pine Belt.