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Director of Schools

Director of Schools Don Odom
Don Odom
Director of Schools 

Rutherford County Schools
2240 Southpark Drive 
Murfreesboro, TN 37128

(615) 893-5812
Fax: (615) 904-3770

Director of Schools Staff 

Name Title Phone Extension Email
Pam Barnett Administrative assistant  (615) 893-5815  22002 
Joyce Michaels Executive assistant to Board (615) 893-5815 22003
Don Odom Director of Schools (615) 893-5815 22005
Anne Taylor Receptionist (615) 893-5815 22000




Mr. Odom became Director of Schools on July 1, 2012. He previously served as the district’s assistant superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction. He is a lifelong resident of Rutherford County and has spent his entire education career with Rutherford County Schools. A graduate of Lascassas School, Mr. Odom earned his bachelor’s, master’s and specialist degrees from Middle Tennessee State University. 

He began his career in education as a math and reading teacher at Kittrell School and later moved to Oakland High School as a math teacher and department chair. He was named the principal of Smyrna Elementary School in 1975 before becoming the first principal of David Youree Elementary School in 1976, a position he held for 22 years. 

Mr. Odom moved to the central office as the district’s attendance coordinator in 1998 before being named an assistant superintendent overseeing the district’s instruction department in 2003. During his time as an assistant superintendent, the district achieved several significant academic achievements, including maintaining some of the highest scores and rankings in Tennessee and beyond.