New McNairy County Director of Schools talks year one

McNAIRY COUNTY, Tenn. — McNairy County Director of Schools Wayne Henry said his staff is ready to welcome students next week.

wayne henry new year“I see a lot of excitement again with the beginning of school with our teachers, and I look forward to seeing that translate into the classroom,” Henry said.

This is Henry’s first year on the job as the district’s director, but he is no stranger to the education field. He brings more than 30 years of experience in teaching, coaching, and being a principal among other roles.

“You’ve looked at it through their point of view, through their eyes, so to speak at different levels – whether it be as a teacher, or in the athletic role, or a building administrator,” Henry explained.

The director’s last three years were spent at Michie Elementary School where he served as principal, but is ready to serve all eight of McNairy’s schools.

Henry wants to partner with parents, and continue to develop academic programs.

“I just want to see us, on a consistent basis, do a good job day in and day out with our instruction, with the different programs we have all throughout the district,” Henry said.

After orientations Monday and Tuesday, all students will return to class August 3.

Henry replaces John Prince who stepped down at the end of the year to go back into teaching. Prince will be teaching math at McNairy Central High School.

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