Former Kingpsport Superintendent Lyle Ailshie joined the department 18 months ago as a deputy commissioner, and outgoing Republican Gov. Bill Haslam swore him in Wednesday as interim commissioner to replace the departing Candice McQueen.
Superintendent Lyle Ailshie, preparing to leave Kingsport City Schools to become a Tennessee deputy commissioner of education, recalled “borrowing” a Diet Mountain Dew during an informal job interview with the head of the school board and his initial inclination against becoming an educator.
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It will mark Arnold’s second time as interim superintendent in a five years as school officials ponder a start to the process filling the position permanently.
Kingsport City Schools and the Tennessee Department of Education announced last Tuesday that Superintendent Lyle Ailshie is leaving the helm of KCS after five years to become an assistant commissioner of education.