Wood chosen as new Pre-K- 4th instructional supervisor

PUTNAM COUNTY – The Putnam County School System (PCSS) is excited to announce that Dr. Diana Wood has been named the new Pre-K – 4th Grade Instructional Supervisor for PCSS.

Wood will be replacing Jill Ramsey (retiring) who has served as the Pre-K – 4th Grade instructional supervisor for seven years. Wood will be stepping into her role to continue the vision and work that Ramsey has laid out. Wood will continue working this summer with the soon to be named new administrative team at Capshaw Elementary School. Her official start date as Elementary Supervisor will be Aug. 1. Ramsey will stay on board to transition with Wood and will officially retire Sept. 30.

“I am thrilled that Dr. Wood will be joining the PCSS district team to continue our vision for all students to be successful in school and throughout their lives. She is a dedicated and committed leader who will work hard to support our elementary schools to be successful,” said Ramsey. 

Wood holds a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from Tennessee Technological University and received her master’s in instructional leadership in 2010 from Tennessee Tech as well. In 2018, Wood received her doctorate degree. In 2020, with 28 years of experience in elementary education, Wood accepted the position of principal of Capshaw Elementary School when Dr. Kim Wright retired. 

“It is bittersweet leaving my Capshaw family,” said Wood. “I love them dearly and my heart for education has grown tremendously in my 28 years. I truly believe this is where I am supposed to be, and I am excited about this new adventure to serve the elementary schools of Putnam County.” 

A committee of teachers, Wood, Ramsey and Wright has been formed to conduct interviews for Capshaw Elementary School principal. 

“We intend to make a decision very soon for the new principal at Capshaw,” said Corby King, Director of Schools. “The committee will interview a select group of internal candidates chosen by Ms. Ramsey, Dr. Wood, and myself at the end of this week. We are excited to welcome Dr. Wood to the Central Office in her new role. We know she will be a tremendous asset to our team and build upon the path that has been laid by Ms. Ramsey and take it even further for the students and teachers in Putnam County.” 

King continues, “We cannot thank Jill Ramsey enough for the 39 years she has put into Putnam County as an educator. In her role as Pre-k – 4th Instructional Supervisor, she sought out to make a difference and she has. We wish her the very best in her retirement.” 

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