The Roane County Board of Education appointed Gary Aytes as the new director of schools. Aytes and Donald Andrews, superintendent of Randolph County Schools in North Carolina, were the finalists for the job.
The 10-member board unanimously selected Aytes, Roane County’s elementary education supervisor, during a special-called meeting Thursday evening.
“It feels great,” Aytes said. “It’s very rewarding to know that people think that you are capable of doing the job.”