Murfreesboro City Schools Director dies of stroke

Posted at 3:31 PM, May 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-20 16:31:53-04

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WTVF) — Murfreesboro City Schools Director Dr. Linda Gilbert died from a stroke, according to officials.

The district posted the following message on social media:

"We are sad to announce that our friend, mentor and boss, Dr. Linda Gilbert, passed away earlier this afternoon. Dr. Gilbert has served MCS & the community with compassion and fervor for many years. She was a dedicated mother, grandmother and educator and will be truly missed."

Officials told the Daily News Journal the district's central office administrators will oversee operations while the board conducts a search to appoint a successor to Gilbert.

The Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents named her as the state's top educational leader in 2018.