Rutherford County Director of Schools Don Odom has announced his retirement. The announcement came Tuesday night at the school board meeting. His retirement is effective June 30th.
Odom, who has been the school's leader for the past six years, has just eclipsed the 50-year mark in education. He fought back tears as he read a prepared statement to the school board.
Each board member had praise for Odom and are now tasked with finding the next director of schools.