Ken Bradshaw of Hamilton County Schools named superintendent of Georgia district

Hamilton County Schools Superintendent Bryan Johnson talks with new COO Kenneth Bradshaw, right, and Christie Jordan after a meeting at the central office building on Thursday, July 12, 2018, in Chattanooga, Tenn. Johnson is wrapping up his first year as superintendent.
photo Kenneth Bradshaw joined Hamilton County Schools as chief operations officer in May 2018. Photo courtesy of Hamilton County Schools. Contributed Photo/Times Free Press

Hamilton County Schools will soon be losing Chief Operations Officer Kenneth Bradshaw, who has been named the sole finalist for superintendent of Richmond County Schools in Augusta, Georgia.

Bradshaw is slated to take the position pending final contract negotiations, according to a news release.

"Hamilton County Schools is an incredible school district and I'm grateful for the opportunity to play a role in helping the system achieve its goals," Bradshaw said in a statement. "This is a bittersweet moment for me, but I am confident the district will continue to make strides toward becoming the fastest-improving school district in the state of Tennessee."