From WCS inFocus
Changes involving two Central Office leaders have been announced by Superintendent Dr. Mike Looney.
Executive Director of Secondary Schools Dr. Dave Allen has been named the Assistant Superintendent of Teaching, Learning and Assessment. He will replace Tim Gaddis who will be retiring at the end of August. Fairview High Principal Dr. Juli Oyer has been named the Executive Director of Secondary Schools to replace Allen.
“I am so pleased that we have leaders in place who can easily transition into these positions,” said Looney. “I know that Dr. Allen and Dr. Oyer will maintain our laser focus and continue to move our district forward.”
Allen began his teaching career in Ohio in 1995. He moved into administration in 1999. Allen joined Williamson County Schools in 2011 as the principal of Heritage Elementary School and then Executive Director of Career and Technical Education in 2014. He has served as Executive Director of Secondary Schools since 2017. In addition, he has served as an Adjunct Professor in Educational Leadership at Lipscomb University since 2013.
“Our Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Department is second to none and I’m honored to continue the great work Mr. Gaddis and his team have been focused on the last several years,” said Allen. “I’m also excited to continue our exploration of creative and innovative learning opportunities for WCS students in this new capacity.”
Oyer began her career in Williamson County Schools as a student support services teacher at Independence High. She served as an assistant principal at Independence before moving to Fairview High as principal six years ago. Oyer says she will miss the Fairview community but is looking forward to the new challenge.
“I am incredibly excited about the opportunity to serve Williamson County Schools in this new role,” said Oyer. “Being able to work more closely with principals at the middle and high school levels invigorates my love of leadership, collaboration and excellence. I look forward to engaging with CTE teachers from across the district and business members in the community to support our CTE programs.”