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Dr. Kirk Kelly, Interim Superintendent
Dr. Kirk Kelly, Interim Superintendent
Dr. Kirk Kelly, Interim Superintendent

Welcome to the Hamilton County Department of Education where 42,000 students are receiving a world-class education.

We believe in success for all students and are dedicated to helping all students succeed to their highest potential. Every effort invests in the future of our children, our community and our future.

Hamilton County is proud to have tremendous support from the community with great partnerships from local foundations, the business community, parents, PTA and local government. These investments provide Hamilton County students with the tools, resources and skills they need to succeed in the global economy.

An efficient, effective and high performing public education system provides the backbone for a high quality of life and productive environment for a thriving community. Come join us as we move our students toward excellence!

Responsibilities: Oversees management of school system; exercises authority over
personnel decisions (hiring/firing); recommends policies to School Board for approval; works to implement vision/mission of school system; oversees Communications; reports to School Board.

Contact Information:

Superintendent's Office
Hamilton County Schools
3074 Hickory Valley Road
Chattanooga, TN 37421

Sharon McDarmont
Executive Assistant ~ Superintendent
Office: (423) 209-8600
Office: (423) 209-8603

Dorothy A. Morton, Superintendent's Receptionist
Office: (423) 209-8600

Sherrie Ford
Executive Assistant ~ Board of Education
Office: (423) 209-8726

Amy Katcher, Communications Coordinator
Office:  (423) 209-8602

Department Fax: (423) 209-8601



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