Bristol, Tenn. City Schools Director addresses doctorate title ‘I think I have the right experiences to prepare the district’

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BRISTOL, Tenn. (WJHL)- At the end of Bristol Tennessee’s Board of Education meeting Monday night, the Director of Schools, Tom Sisk, addressed a crowded room to discuss his doctorate title.

It is a title that has recently come into question after a concerned resident approached Sullivan County Commissioner Dr. Mark Hutton questioning the legitimacy of the city’s new Director of Schools Thomas Sisk’s use of the title Doctor.

As reported in the previous story below, in a phone interview with News Channel 11, Sisk said that he obtained a Doctorate of Numismatics from Ashwood University- an online degree program based out of Pakistan. Numismatics is the study of coins and other forms of currency.

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Monday night he addressed the crowd at the board of education meeting saying in part, “All I can tell you is I have a heart for kids and I have a heart for the work and I think I have the right experiences to prepare the district so I am not going to talk anymore about the Numismatics, it isn’t relevant to what I am doing here. If you want to talk to me about my ability to be superintendent or director of schools, I will be more than happy to show you those qualifications, more than happy.”

Look for the latest reaction from Monday night’s board of education meeting coming up on News Channel 11 at 11 o’clock.

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BRISTOL, Tenn. (WJHL)- Bristol, Tenn. City Schools Director Tom Sisk will give a statement to parents, teachers and the school board regarding his use of the title “doctor” at a board meeting Monday night.

This comes one week after Sullivan County Commissioner Mark Hutton publically questioned Sisk’s educational background.

SEE MORE: Questions raised over Bristol, TN’s Director of Schools’ qualification

In a phone interview with News Channel 11, Sisk said that he obtained a Doctorate of Numismatics from Ashwood University- an online degree program based out of Pakistan. Numismatics is the study of coins and other forms of currency. He says he believes his experience is what got him the Bristol job, not the title.

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Many people are expected to attend Monday night’s meeting as there will be an opportunity for public comment.

Follow News Channel 11’s Anslee Daniel on Facebook and Twitter for updates throughout the meeting ahead of her full report at 11.

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