Dr. Keevin Woody Superintendent

Cherokee County Board of Education Selects

Dr. Keevin Woody as New Superintendent

September 15, 2022

The Cherokee County Board of Education is pleased to announce it has selected Dr. Keevin Woody as the district’s new Superintendent during its meeting on September 15, 2022.  Dr. Woody will replace Dr. Jeana Conley who is retiring on November 1, 2022, after 32 years of active service to Cherokee County Schools.

Dr. Woody is in his 38th year as an educator, having served as a teacher, coach, assistant principal, principal, and district-level administrator.  Dr. Woody possesses a notable history of administrative leadership with the last 24 years serving as an administrator for Roane County Schools in Tennessee.  In his current role as Assistant Director of Schools (similar to an Assistant Superintendent), he is responsible for the administration of the district’s elementary schools, all federal programs, and pre-kindergarten programs.  Under his leadership, Roane County Schools initiated several new curriculum initiatives and significantly increased the academic performance of its schools. 

“We are excited to welcome Dr. Woody as the next Superintendent of Cherokee County Schools,” said Mr. Arnold Mathews, chair of the Board of Education.  “Dr. Woody has an impressive breadth of experience as an educator, having held a wide range of positions.  He impressed the Board with his focus on student success as well as his vision to lead Cherokee County Schools into the future.  Dr. Woody is the right person to lead us forward, and we can't wait for the great things in store for our district.” 


Dr. Woody earned his bachelor’s and Educational Specialist degrees from the University of Tennessee.  He also holds a master’s degree from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Doctoral degree from the University of the Cumberlands. 

Dr. Woody has also been  a leader in his community, serving on multiple non-profit boards and as a deacon and Sunday School teacher for his church.  When not working on behalf of students, Dr. Woody enjoys spending time with his family, watching college sports, and riding motorcycles.  Dr. Woody and his wife have been married for over 30 years and they have one son. 

Dr. Woody will begin his work as Superintendent on November 1.