A new era for Hopkins County Schools was announced on Friday.
Linda Zellich was named the district's first female superintendent. Zellich began her career as an elementary teacher in Hopkins County and is currently deputy superintendent.
"We have to involve ourselves more in the lives of our community and I think you'll see more visibility of our staff at community functions. We're going to take our education system out to the people," Zellich told 14 News.
She will assume her new duties effective July 1st.