Hassell named top schools manager

A schools’ organization has named Haywood County School Superintendent Joey Hassell its Superintendent of the Year. The honor comes from the Southwest Superintendents Study Council. The Territory includes 20 school districts in 12 counties, including Shelby. The honor qualifies Hassell as a finalist for the statewide award. The honoree is named later this year.

In a text message to school board members, Hassell said, I am honored and humbled as well as thankful to be in Haywood County Schools with a supportive board and an amazing team of administrators, teachers, support staff, and, of course, students. Our Haywood County Tomcats and this community are special.”

Contributed by the Brownsville Press