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CORE: South Central

Director: Bill Byford Bill.Byford@tn.gov

200 Dover Street, Suite 106
Shelbyville, TN 37160

(931) 488-3050

Contact Information

Regional News

The staff of the South Central Center of Regional Excellence are dedicated to providing support to districts that improve outcomes for students. This office is staffed with dedicated and highly qualified team members eager to deploy across the region.

Bill Byford serves as the executive director. Bill Byford has nearly 21 years of teaching and administrative experience in Tennessee schools. Prior to this role, he served as the Field Service Center Director in Shelbyville.

Byford holds a bachelor of science degree in education from Middle Tennessee State University. He earned a master’s of administration in educational leadership from Middle Tennessee State University and a specialists degree from Middle Tennessee State University.

The regional office staff also includes the following support staff:

  • Math Coordinator
  • Data Analyst
  • Academic Consultant(s) focused on reading
  • Academic Consultant focused on intervention
  • Consolidated Monitoring Consultant
  • Consolidated Fiscal Consultant
  • School Nutrition Consultant
  • Career and Technical Education Consultant
  • Administrative Secretary

Regional Resources

South Central resources are available from LiveBinders.

Districts Within South Central Region

Bedford County - Coffee County - Manchester City - Tullahoma City - Franklin County - Giles County - Hickman County - Lawrence County - Lewis County - Lincoln County - Fayetteville City - Marshall County - Maury County - Moore County - Perry County - Wayne County