After less than three months in the interim role, Brandon Quinn has been hired as the superintendent of education for the Alcorn School District.

“It’s God providence,” Quinn told the Daily Corinthian. “It’s just so hard to put into words just how grateful I am to be here. To be the superintendent in my home district is such an honor. It’s something I’ve always wanted, but I never really thought I’d ever have the opportunity.”

The former Alcorn Central High School principal was signed to a four year contract for the superintendent position at a annual salary of $120,000.

The vote to hire Quinn came during Monday night’s Board of Education meeting. The hire received unanimous support from board members with the motion to hire being made by Daniel Cooper.

“It’s great to be able to hire a local product ... someone who really cares about the kids and the community,” Cooper said following the meeting. “Mr Quinn has a love for education, strong Christian values, is very transparent and will without a doubt bring new and fresh ideas to the district.”

After more than six years as ACHS principal, Quinn took over the role of interim superintendent in January following the resignation of Bill Brand who held the position for one year.

Quinn said he’s happy with what has been accomplished in the short time and can’t wait to see what the future holds.

“We are moving in the right direction,” he said. “I’m excited to continue working towards showcasing our district and shining a positive light on the wonderful students, teachers and administrators we have.”

Staff Writer

Zack Steen was first hired in 1999 as a junior in high school to work in the Daily Corinthian design department. After several years away, he returned in 2014 as staff writer. He's married to the love of his life Brandy and they have 5 wonderful fur-kids.

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