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Jeff Luttrell Selected As New Director of Schools

Jeff Luttrell School Visit The Wilson County School Board has voted Mr. Jeff Luttrell as the new Director of Schools. The results at the Special Called Meeting on April 14th were 6-1 across the seven member board.

A longtime former educator and administrator with Wilson County Schools, this will be the first Director of Schools position for Mr. Luttrell.

"I am honored to be selected as Director of Wilson County Schools.  I look forward to working with all stakeholders as we continue to educate the students of Wilson County," says Mr. Luttrell. 

"I want to say thank you to the school board for their support and I’m eager to work with them as we continue to strive for excellence everyday within our district. I appreciate all that Dr. Wright has done for our district and wish her very well in her upcoming retirement. Until then, I will do all that I can to gain transitional knowledge from her and so many others to make sure we are always doing what’s best for our students, teachers and staffs."

Mr. Luttrell has over 20 years of experience with our district, with his first position coming in 2000 as a teacher and coach at Watertown High School. Prior to his arrival at WHS, he spent six years with Trousdale County Schools as a teacher and coach.

In 2007 he was named principal at Watertown High School. He served in that role until 2019. During his time as WHS, the school received numerous scholastic honors and state awards - and he was named Middle Tennessee Principal of the Year by the Tennessee Association of Secondary Principals. Through Mr. Luttrell’s leadership, he helped WHS see significant increases in graduation rates and ACT scores.

Since 2019, Mr. Luttrell has served as a Human Resources Supervisor with our district.

He holds multiple higher education degrees and certifications and is currently working towards his Educational Doctoral Degree in Leadership from Liberty University.

The contract approval process for Mr. Luttrell will take place at the May 3rd Board of Education Meeting.

Mr. Luttrell will officially begin his duties as Director of Schools on July 1st. He will take over for current Director of Schools, Dr. Donna Wright. She will be retiring at the end of June. Named as the 2020 Tennessee Superintendent of the Year, Dr. Wright has served as WCS Director of Schools since July, 2014.


  Jeff Luttrell at Podium