Lee University Hosts Tennessee Organization Of School Superintendents

Friday, November 29, 2019
Dr. Dan Lawson
Dr. Dan Lawson

Lee University hosted the Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents (TOSS) for “Networking and Growing as an Assistant Superintendent.” This is the first of a series of events created for and facilitated by assistant superintendents.

Dr. Dan Lawson, professor of educational leadership at Lee and former superintendent, was the host and speaker for the event. He addressed the ways in which an assistant superintendent can be valuable to the superintendent.

“Lee University and the Helen DeVos College of Education are committed to serving the larger community of education and to assisting in growing educational leaders,” said Dr.

Lawson. “We are proud to partner with the Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents in this work and are confident that this collaboration will make a difference in the lives of the students across our state. We look forward to future opportunities to share our great campus and resources available at Lee University.”

Dr. Lawson joined Lee’s Department of Health, Exercise Science, and Secondary Education in fall 2018. He previously served as superintendent of schools for Tullahoma city schools for 21 years. He has also served as an adjunct professor for Middle Tennessee State University and Tennessee Technological University.

In his tenure as a Tennessee superintendent, Dr. Lawson served on the board of directors and president of TOSS and in those same roles with the Tennessee Association of Independent and Municipal Schools. Lawson earned his Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Mississippi, his Master of Science from Missouri State University, and his Bachelor of Arts from University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Acting as facilitators for the event were two current assistant superintendents Dr. Jon Rysewyk from Knox County Schools and Dr. Ron Woodard from Maury County Schools, as well as current superintendent Dr. John Combs from Tipton County.

Each future meeting the TOSS ALI Networking for Assistant Superintendents group holds will include a facilitator from east, middle, and west Tennessee. 

For more information about the Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents, plus a schedule of their upcoming events, visit http://www.tosstn.com/ali-events.


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