Cash receives TOSS superintendent award

By CHRISTY ARMSTRONG
Posted 8/10/18

Dr. Linda Cash, director of Bradley County Schools, has been given the Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents’ Southeast Tennessee Superintendent of the Year award for 2019. Dr. Dale …

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Cash receives TOSS superintendent award

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Dr. Linda Cash, director of Bradley County Schools, has been given the Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents’ Southeast Tennessee Superintendent of the Year award for 2019. 

Dr. Dale Lynch, executive director of TOSS, officially presented her the award during Thursday’s Bradley County Board of Education meeting. 

“There’s not a greater accomplishment that one can receive in their profession than to be recognized as an outstanding leader among their peers, and that is what has happened with Dr. Cash,” said Lynch. 

Receiving the award also means she is one of eight regional finalists for the TOSS Tennessee Superintendent of the Year award for 2019.  

Lynch noted being one of just eight regional finalists is a really big honor, because there are 146 directors of schools or superintendents in Tennessee. 

Board members and those attending the meeting gave Cash a long round of applause for the accomplishment, which had been announced earlier this summer. 

During its June 12 meeting, the board voted to give the Cash highest possible score on her annual evaluation and to extend her contract for a four-year term, which took effect July 1. This vote followed an announcement she had received the regional TOSS award. 

"That's outstanding!" said board chairman Rodney Dillard, who joked about her seemingly good timing. "We are very proud of you and what you have done for the system."

Cash, who has been Bradley County Schools' director since 2015, had also received high praise from other members of the board. 

Now that she has won the  Southeast Tennessee Superintendent of the Year award, Cash waits to see if she might be named Tennessee Superintendent of the Year. The winner of this award will be announced Sept. 9 during the TOSS annual awards banquet. 

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