Wilson County Schools is very pleased to announce that Mrs. Cathy York has been named as the district’s Supervisor of Educator Effectiveness.
Prior this this new position, Mrs. York was principal at Rutland Elementary where she and her staff experienced tremendous success in one of the state’s largest elementary schools.
A 2020 nominee for Tennessee Principal of the Year, Mrs. York has many years of experience in education, with 12 of those serving as an administrator at Rutland. She has been principal at Rutland for the past eight years.
“Rutland holds a very special place in my heart, so this was a tough decision,” says Mrs. York. “I will deeply miss the students, staff and parents. I am excited to broaden my scope of supporting educators by working with all of Wilson County Schools teachers.”
Her leadership at Rutland is one that will be highly regarded, as she helped the school reach numerous growth achievements.
Director of Schools, Mr. Jeff Luttrell says, “We are thrilled to have Mrs. York and her expertise assume this new position. She has a tremendous amount of respect among our teachers and administrators across the district. Her work at Rutland is admired so much, and while I know she will be missed there, she is going to help benefit all our schools, and we look forward to that.”
As she gets ready to take on this new position, she’s hopeful that through a collaborative effort, this role allows her to grow professionally and among her colleagues.
“We have amazing educators all around our district. I hope to build positive professional relationships amongst our teachers across the county to learn and grow from each other.”
She’s about as home grown as it gets when it comes to Wilson County Schools. She attended WCS as a student from Kindergarten – 12th grade, and professionally she’s no stranger to our district.
“I have taught in Wilson County Schools for 28 years, so I am obviously very vested in Wilson County and feel blessed to move into a supervisor role.”
With nearly three decades of experience, Mrs. York says that a daily routine has been key for her along the way.
“I enjoy walking every morning to clear my mind and set a positive tone for the day.”
Mrs. York will assist with administrative duties for Rutland until her replacement has been named.