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Linda Gilbert, director of Murfreesboro City Schools, dies of stroke


Murfreesboro City Schools Director Linda Gilbert has died of a stroke, officials confirmed Wednesday.

“It’s a sad day for Murfreesboro,” City School Board Chairman Butch Campbell told The Daily News Journal. “It’s not an easy thing to digest. Linda Gilbert was an extraordinary director of schools. She eve was very much a team player.”

All of the district’s staff members and school employees worked well together under Gilbert’s leadership, Campbell said. 

“Linda was always concerned about all the employees and all students, and certainly wanted nothing but the best for each one of them,” Campbell said. “This district is well recognized across the state and in Southeast as being an extraordinary system. We’ve had visitors from all over the state looking at programs that city schools are involved in and a good part of that is because of her expertise and her vision for all people involved in city schools.”

The district’s central office administrators will oversee operations while the board conducts a search to appoint a successor to Gilbert, Campbell said. 

Note: This story will be updated.

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