Josh Thaxton has been announced as the new director of technology for Warren County Schools. With the resignation of previous director Katrina Haley, WCS looked to Thaxton.
With a history in school administration and a degree in technology, Thaxton became the best option, according to Director of Schools Grant Swallows.
Thaxton has spent the last two years at Cannon County Grammar School as an assistant principal. Prior to that, he taught middle school math at Eastside and Centertown Elementary schools.
“I’m super excited,” said Thaxton, “and a little nervous.”
Thaxton has lived in Warren County his whole life. He said he’s excited to get to work here again. He has a master’s degree in learning and technology.
“Technology has always been an interest of mine,” he said. He is ready to work with technology and use it as a tool to help teach. He did say he is a little upset about leaving Woodbury.
“There are always mixed emotions,” he said, “I’ve made a lot of friendships that I want to keep.” Despite this, he is very excited to start this new adventure. “I’m excited to be getting back into Warren County and getting to work with the teachers in implementing the technology into education.”
Thaxton is excited to reunite with some teachers he’s worked with in the past and to be able to work with new teachers.
Swallows said in the announcement, “He was a very successful teacher in our district before getting the opportunity to help lead the work at Cannon County Grammar School.” He went on to say Thaxton will be a “great asset to our district.”
Thaxton will begin his transition into the role of director of technology in June.