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Knight named interim District 4 board member

Whitesburg resident Lawana Knight was named interim District 4 board member by the Carroll County Board of Education during its October 20 meeting.

Knight was appointed to fill the unexpired term of Clayton Kierbow whose death earlier this year left District 4 without representation on the board. Knight will serve in an interim capacity until the end of Kierbow’s term on December 31, 2024. She is eligible to run for the permanent seat if she desires.

“I am excited about the direction the board took to appoint Mrs. Lawana Knight to the District 4 position for the Whitesburg and Sandhill community,” board chairman Bryant Turner said. “Mrs. Knight has a long heritage in the Central community and has proven how much she loves Carroll County Schools. I’m thankful we have someone that will not only love her district but have a heart for the entire system with a vision for even greater premier opportunities for our students and staff.”

Knight is a lifelong Carroll County resident and has deep ties to Carroll County Schools. She worked in a variety of roles at both Central Elementary School and Central Middle School before moving to the district office in 2017. She retired in 2022 after a 30-year career in the system. Knight’s three daughters graduated from Central High School and two of them work at Central Elementary School.

“It is truly an honor to fill this seat,” Knight said. “I was fortunate to know Clay Kierbow for his entire life and sincerely appreciated his dedication to our students, staff and community in District 4.”

“I care deeply about the students and staff of Carroll County Schools and am thankful that we have a board of education that strives to give our students the best education possible in a safe and loving environment,” Knight said.

Knight will join the board for its November 13 worksession.


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