Two leaders will step up to lead the efforts in innovation and school choice and the continued progress in the Opportunity Zone in Hamilton County Schools, it was announced Wednesday. Jill Levine will lead innovation and school choice while Stephanie Hinton will continue the efforts in the Opportunity Zone.
The focus effort is to create a “District within a district” in the Hamilton County Schools to accelerate school improvement for children. The work in the 12 schools led the state to propose a partnership for school improvement with Hamilton County Schools to continue the progress local leadership had put in place with the formation of the Opportunity Zone. Before her role in the Opportunity Zone, Ms. Levine served as the chief academic officer for Hamilton County Schools.
“Jill Levine understands the impact of innovation and school choice on the young learner and is the perfect selection to move efforts forward in this important area for our school district and the children we serve,” said Dr. Bryan Johnson, superintendent of Hamilton County Schools. Ms. Hinton, a veteran school administrator, who has filled the role of director of teaching and learning in the past year, will take over for Ms. Levine and continue the school improvement efforts as the executive director of the Opportunity Zone.