Myers Out as Special Ed Leader at Knox Schools

KCS Names Interim Leader For Student Success

Knox County Schools has appointed Dr. Andrew Brown as the interim Assistant Superintendent of Student Success, a role that oversees areas including Special Education, the district’s Region 5, Student Supports, and School Culture.

Dr. Brown replaces Jason Myers, who is stepping down to take a position in the private sector.

“The Department of Student Success plays a crucial role within our district, and I am grateful that Dr. Brown has agreed to serve in this capacity while we search for a permanent leader,” said Superintendent Dr. Jon Rysewyk. “Dr. Brown has a wealth of experience in educational leadership, and I’m confident he will continue the momentum in this critical division of work.”

Dr. Brown currently serves as Senior Executive to the Superintendent and will begin his new role effective Feb. 19. 

“I’m grateful to Dr. Rysewyk for the chance to serve in this important role,” Dr. Brown said. “One of our district’s key priorities is Success For Every Student, and I’m looking forward to leading with a continuous improvement mindset and capitalizing on the momentum Mr. Myers and his team started.”

Dr. Rysewyk also expressed gratitude to Myers for his service. “I’ve worked with Jason Myers for more than 20 years,” said Dr. Rysewyk. “In that time, I’ve seen Jason grow from a talented classroom teacher to a passionate school administrator to a courageous district leader. Jason is more than just an expert in special education, he’s a proven leader who always fights to do what’s best for kids. I know that he’ll continue to do great things in his next stage of life, and I appreciate the lasting impact he’s made on KCS and our students.”

“I want to thank Dr. Rysewyk for his leadership and mentorship during my time with KCS,” said Myers. “I also want to express my gratitude to the countless highly skilled educators and staff I’ve had the privilege of working with over the years. I appreciate the Board’s ongoing investment in the Region 5 Way and the critical work being done in Special Education. I have enjoyed and greatly valued the opportunity to work with the community on each of these initiatives.

Under Dr. Rysewyk’s leadership, our focus on the four priorities has already made a tremendous impact on students. I’m eager to see the continued growth and improvement KCS will undoubtedly make in the lives of students throughout Knox County for years to come.”

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