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Former legacy Memphis City Schools supt. to work for SCS

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(WMC) - Former legacy Memphis City County Superintendent Carol Johnson will return to Shelby County Schools as interim academic advisor.

The announcement came Monday in a news release when SCS said they will start the 2014-2015 with an overhaul of the district's Academic Department in order in increase student achievement.

Johnson will serve in an advisory role for 60 to 90 days as the district looks for a Chief Academic Officer (CAO) to oversee the department. She has also served as a superintendent in Boston and Minneapolis.

"We proudly welcome Dr. Johnson, a national educational leader, back home," Superintendent Dorsey Hopson said in the release. "Her dedication to urban public education and the children of Memphis and Shelby County are undeniable. I'm eager to work with her as we push forward for a successful school year."

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