Assistant Director, Operations
Murrell is the Assistant Director of Operations for Blount County Schools. In
this role, he is responsible for the administrative oversight of all operational
divisions, including: athletics, attendance, campus safety, coordinated school
health and student health services, the extended school program, the Family
Resource Center, human resources, student information, and transportation.
has served his entire professional career in the Blount County School district.
Prior to his current role, Mr. Murrell filled posts as:
- Assistant Director of Schools from
- Supervisor of Human Resources from
- Supervisor of Elementary Education
and Federal Programs from 2007-2010;
- Assistant Principal of Mary Blount
Elementary from 2005-2007; and,
- Elementary teacher at Porter
Elementary from 1998-2005.
Murrell holds a Specialist in Education degree from Tennessee Technological
University, as well as Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in education from The
University of Tennessee.
also leads several special projects involving differentiated pay, the new
teacher academy and mentoring programs, the aspiring administrators academy,
teacher recruitment, and employee recognition.
Mr. Murrell serves on several board of education committees related to collaborative
conferencing, transportation, the district’s yearly calendar, and its sick
leave bank. He is an advisor for the Blount County Resource Center and a member
of the Blount County Commission’s Human Resources Committee.