CARTER COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – The Carter County Board of Education BOE met Thursday night to select finalists in its search for a new director of schools.

The field was narrowed to three candidates:

  • Dr. Lance Myhan – Bledsoe County Middle School principal in Sale Creek, Tennessee
  • Dr. Brandon Carpenter – Hampton Elementary principal
  • Dr. Justin Baker – Charlotte Middle School in Dickson, Tennessee

Six people applied for the role, two of which are already employees of Carter County Schools. Doug Mitchell is the principal at Happy Valley High School and Brandon Carpenter is the current principal of Hampton Elementary.

The board has already scheduled a special called meeting for June 9 to discuss the finalists. Board members will vote on which applicant to hire at that meeting.

The role was made available after former director of schools Tracy McAbee accepted a role as the director of schools for Lewis County in Middle Tennessee.