During the month of January, school systems across the Commonwealth and nation shine the spotlight on their board members. Knox County Public Schools is joining in the celebration by profiling each member.
Knox County’s board members are among more than 850 elected representatives in the Commonwealth’s 171 local school districts being recognized this month for their service.
Jimmy Hendrickson is in his 30th year working for the Wal-Mart Corporation. A proud alum of Lynn Camp High School and Knox County schools, Hendrickson has been an advocate for student opportunities both for his district and the entire system. From Trane heating, cooling, and lighting upgrades, to the upcoming installation of turf on the county’s football fields, Hendrickson has seen both facility and academic upgrades during his time on the Board.
“Mr. Hendrickson brings his work experience in management to the Board each month as we discuss the many architectural upgrades that are in progress,” said Superintendent Jeremy Ledford. “He is careful to listen for details and quick to ask questions when details about projects are presented for a vote by the Board.”
Superintendent Ledford continued to praise Hendrickson for being visible at Lynn Camp events, cheering on the students and teams that make up Lynn Camp Wildcats.
What is Mr. Hendrickson looking forward to most moving ahead in KCPS?
“I’m very excited about the opportunities that Knox Country students will when the remodeling of ATC building is completed and up and running,” said Hendrickson. He is passionate about giving Lynn Camp students the opportunity to learn high-demand skills at the career center that will yield good wages and job opportunities here at home.
Hendrickson is a supporter of the district’s vision of becoming a top 10% performing district in the state and mission of believe, achieve, and succeed. “Believe in yourself, believe you can and you will, never give up! A little progress each day adds up to big results,” said Hendrickson.
Thank you, Mr. Jimmy Hendrickson, for your service to the students of the Knox County Public Schools.