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St. John Neumann gains new principal, staff


Dr. Sherry Morgan, diocesan superintendent of Catholic Schools, announced July 27 that teacher William “Bill” Derbyshire of St. Jude School in Chattanooga has been appointed principal of St. John Neumann in Farragut.

Derbyshire was on the staff at St. Jude for 14 years, mostly recently teaching seventh- and eighth-grade science

He also served as the administrator of middle school discipline and for five years as athletics director, and he taught fifth and sixth grades for two years. Derbyshire, who succeeds Dottie Morris in the top post at St. John Neumann, completed a diocesan leadership program and also has state approval to perform teacher evaluations.


He received his bachelor of science degree in business administration, with a concentration in accounting, from Indiana University in 1982.

He worked as an assistant controller and controller in Indiana, Ohio, and Chattanooga before receiving his teacher certification from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 1995. He earned a master’s of education in educational leadership in 2004 from Trevecca Nazarene University.

Derbyshire and wife, Marilyn, are parishioners of St. Jude, where Marilyn serves as the director of religious education.

 

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