Message from the Director
It is hard to believe that we are only a week away from Fall Break. It has been a busy and exciting start to the school year and I am happy to be in the midst of it. I have taken the opportunity to visit the schools and to see first-hand the teaching and learning that is going on in and around the classrooms. It is so rewarding to watch the students’ response to the subject matter, and enjoying being in class with their teachers and classmates.
If you have been in the area of North Mt. Juliet Road recently, you will notice that the demolition of West Wilson Middle School is complete and that “Bobcat Village” is set-up on a portion of that campus. “Bobcat Village” and the West Wing is the temporary location of Stoner Creek Elementary, while West Wilson Middle share educational facilities with Mt. Juliet Middle and Mt. Juliet High Schools. We are looking forward to the re-building of our two Mt. Juliet schools, Stoner Creek and West Wilson Middle. It is important to our students, that we stay positive and continue to work together as a community.
Our district continues to grow and to succeed, with PK-12 enrollment close to the 20,000 mark and 6 of 21 Wilson County Schools receiving Reward School Designation for the 2020-2021 school year. While we celebrate with Gladeville Elementary, Mt Juliet High School, Rutland Elementary, Springdale Elementary, Stoner Creek Elementary and West Elementary for earning Reward School status, we are also very proud of the schools that were on the cusp of earning Reward School achievement.
In addition to achieving academic success, our fall sports, school bands and cheer teams are being very competitive and entertaining us along the way. Please take time to go out to a game and support our school athletic teams.
Enjoy your Fall Break!
Director of Schools
Mr. Luttrell began his 20+-year career in education in Trousdale County, prior to coming to Wilson County in 2000 as a teacher and coach at Watertown High School. He was named principal at Watertown High School in 2007 and served in that role until 2019, when he accepted the position of Human Resources Supervisor for Wilson County Schools. The Wilson County Board of Education selected Mr. Luttrell as the new Director of Schools, as of July 1, 2021.
During his time at Watertown High School, the school received numerous scholastic honors and state awards. Through his leadership, Watertown High School saw significant increases in graduation rates and ACT scores. Mr. Luttrell was named 2019 Middle Tennessee Principal of the Year by the Tennessee Association of Secondary Principals.
Mr. Luttrell holds multiple higher education degrees and certifications. He is currently working towards his Educational Doctoral Degree in Leadership from Liberty University (VA).
Jeff and his wife, Tiffany have two daughters. In his spare time, you can find Jeff playing on his farm in Watertown, TN.