Star Staff Reports
The unified board has named Dorsey Hopson permanent superintendent.
The Shelby County Board of Education voted yesterday to end its partnership with a national search firm and change Hopson’s interim title to the superintendent of the unified school system.
Board members noted the Hopson’s performance in the newly unified school district and during the transition phases has been solid. Every member of the board voted to make Hopson the permanent superintendent.
Hopson, former general counsel of the Memphis City Schools, was introduced to the area education scene when he was named interim superintendent of the former Memphis City Schools replacing Dr. Kriner Cash in February. The combined system came into affect July 1.