Kirk Kelly names Jill Levine chief academic officer

Jill Levine speaks to the Hamilton County Board of Education Thursday, April 21, 2016 at the Hamilton County School Board building.

Wasting no time, Hamilton County Schools' newly appointed interim superintendent, Kirk Kelly, began making staffing changes in the district's central office this week.

Kelly tapped Jill Levine, principal at Normal Park Museum Magnet, to fill the newly created position of chief academic officer Wednesday. And he said more changes are coming.

In her position, Levine will report directly to Kelly and oversee curriculum and instruction, as well as school operations. Kelly, who along with Levine interviewed last week for the interim superintendent position, said the district soon will look to hire two new assistant superintendents - one over instruction and the other over operations - and both will report to Levine.

"This is a great opportunity for the community to make change and move forward," Kelly said Wednesday. "Today's action is just basically a first step."