CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Tenn. — Dr. Ina Maxwell, the Director of Schools for Cumberland County, has announced she plans to retire from her position on June 30, 2022.
Dr. Maxwell announced her retirement in a letter to the Cumberland County Board of Education on January 17th. She said this would mark the end of a 33-year-long career with Cumberland County Schools.
"I am grateful for the opportunity the board has given me the past two years as leader of the school district. The continuous outpouring of encouragement and support I have received daily has been tremendous," Dr. Maxwell said. "We have persevered during a global pandemic and we continue to adapt to the ever-changing world in which we live, while striving for excellence. I have been blessed with many new friendships during this time that I will continue to cherish."
Dr. Maxwell began her position as Director of Schools in May 2020. Dr. Maxwell said that she will assist in the search for a new Director of Schools and will continue to be "an advocate for public education" after her retirement.