Hopkins County Deputy Superintendent Linda Zellich will be the district's first female superintendent. The board of education selected Zellich yesterday to replace retiring superintendent James Lee Stevens. Zellich said she is ready to face the challenge of managing the 7,000 students and 1,000 employees.
Board member Steve Faulk said the board has selected someone who is straightforward, honest and student-focused. Zellich said her goals include a stronger communication between the board and the community and strengthening student achievement. Zellich assumes her new post when Stevens retires July 1st.