CARTER COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – The Carter County Board of Education on Thursday selected Dr. Brandon Carpenter as the school system’s next director.

Carpenter currently serves as the principal of Hampton Elementary School.

He was selected from a field of three finalists for the position. The board selected Carpenter in a unanimous vote.

On Monday, the board heard from the candidates during public interviews.

The finalists were:

  • Dr. Lance Myhan, principal of Bledsoe County Middle School
  • Dr. Brandon Carpenter, principal of Hampton Elementary School
  • Dr. Justin Baker, Charlotte Middle School in Dickson, TN

Carpenter will replace Tracy McAbee, who accepted a position as the director of schools in Lewis County in Middle Tennessee.