KINGSPORT – Kingsport City Schools has appointed Andy Arnold, most recently headmaster in Bristol, Tennessee, as its new Chief Technology Officer.
Arnold will oversee all technology operations for the district, including all programs, services, guidelines, support, and programming. He will take over his duties on Wednesday June 16, replacing Tony Robinson, who is stepping down to move out of the state and be closer to the family.
“We are excited to add Mr. Arnold to our district leadership team. We are confident that his experience, skills and passion for educational technology will greatly help us as we provide a world class learning environment for our students, teachers and staff, ”said KCS Superintendent Jeff Moorhouse in a press release. “He is known throughout the region and throughout Tennessee for his expertise and skills, and we are excited to have him guide our technology efforts at this critical time.”
Most recently, Arnold was the principal of Vance Middle School in Bristol. In his more than 25-year educational career, he also served as a technology teacher, track and field coach and for 15 years as director of technology and chief technology officer at Bristol City Schools.
Arnold’s national technology leadership experience includes three years serving as chairman of the board of directors of the Tennessee Educational Technology Association.
Arnold holds two Masters degrees: a Masters of Arts in Education from Cumberland University and a Masters of Arts in Educational Leadership and Administration from Union College. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in technology education from Appalachian State.