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.