Annie Spike has been named the new Deputy Superintendent of Marshall County Schools. The Marshall County Board of Education approved the promotion, effective immediately, at the last board meeting Thursday, Nov. 7.

Already supervisor of special education, Spike will take on additional duties, serving in the potential absence of the current superintendent, Cindy Wigley.

The position was held by Philip Cleveland, who is retiring this month, Wigley said.

While Alan Garner is the current assistant superintendent, Wigley said the two positions are different.

“[The] deputy superintendent will serve in my absence,” she said. “Mr. Garner does a great job. He has school safety, student discipline hearings, helps with staff discipline and is over secondary education and much more. He simply has a full plate.”

Spike has served as

Supervisor of Special Education of Marshall County Schools for 19 years, Wigley said.

Spike looks forward to taking on the new role.

“I want to thank Dr. Wigley and the board for the opportunity to serve as Deputy Superintendent,” Spike said. “I am both excited and honored. I look forward to continuing to work with a great team of educators and the strong leadership that Dr. Wigley has established to serve our students.”

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