Bryan Johnson reshapes Hamilton County Schools' central office

Hamilton County Schools Superintendent Bryan Johnson speaks during a celebration event Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, at Orchard Knob Elementary School in Chattanooga, Tenn. The event was held to kick off the Opportunity Zone initiative.

Hamilton County Schools' new superintendent has reorganized the system's top leadership, creating new positions such as a chief of staff and an equity officer.

The reorganization of the top central office leadership aims to enable school leaders to act more quickly to improve student performance and system efficiency, according to a news release.

The new structure was announced in an email from schools spokesman Tim Hensley on Friday afternoon.

"This new organizational structure will allow Hamilton County Schools to focus attention on academic improvement and streamline our resources to be more effective in our service to children and the community," Superintendent Bryan Johnson said in the release.

Several assistant superintendents will assume new titles and two new people will join the top leadership staff.

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