Garfield County School District Re-2 superintendent not selected for Tennessee job |

Garfield County School District Re-2 superintendent not selected for Tennessee job

RIFLE ” The Garfield County School District Re-2 won’t have to begin a search for a new superintendent.

Tennessee’s Washington County School District picked its new director of schools, and it was not Re-2 Superintendent Dr. Gary Pack.

The Tennessee school board picked a local educator, Ron Dykes, who currently serves as assistant director of schools for technology/ student services for Washington County.

Dykes was picked for the job by a 6-3 vote over Dr. Nancy Zambito, who is from Three Way, Tenn.

Pack didn’t receive any votes, and a fourth candidate withdrew from consideration before the board voted.

Dykes has been an educator in Washington County for the past 30 years,

Pack, who is from the Tennessee area and worked in the state for a number of years, had said that family was the primary reason he applied for the Washington County position. He said that he has an 88-year-old mother, a brother and two children living in Tennessee.

Pack came to the Re-2 school district in 2001 after serving as director of schools for Blount County, Tenn., from 1998-2001. He was named superintendent of the year for Tennessee in 2001.

Pack has a contract with Re-2 that will take him through 2011.

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