Dr. Del Phillips, Sumner County Director of Schools, is pleased to announce he has named Scott
Langford as the Assistant Director for Instruction for Sumner County Schools.
Mr. Langford has served as the principal of White House High School since 2014. He previously
served as the assistant principal at White House Middle School. He holds two advanced degrees,
including a master’s degree in teaching from Emory University.
“I am deeply honored to be able to serve the students, teachers, and staff of Sumner County,” Mr.
Langford said. “As a Sumner County native and a lifelong educator, I am proud of the current state of
our schools and what we have been able to accomplish. I am excited to have the opportunity to
work with our principals and teachers on a district level to continue to make great instructional gains and offer even more opportunities to our students. I am humbled to be a part of the great work that Dr. Phillips and Dr. Brown are doing.”
Mr. Langford has also served in several instructional leadership roles at the state level, including
serving as a consultant with the state regarding the implementation of state standards and serving
as a leadership coach with the responsibility of teaching other administrators how to best
implement state initiatives.
Mr. Langford will join Deputy Director Jennifer Brown’s team, that is responsible for overseeing
teaching and curriculum within the school district.
“I am thrilled to have Scott as a leader in our instruction department,” Dr. Brown said. “He will guide our talented team to strengthen our processes leading to improved performance for every child.”
Dr. Phillips said Mr. Langford’s experience as a teacher, principal, and instructional leader gives him the perspective needed to continue to build on the strong academic performance the district has had over the past few years.