Jimmy Bailey Named New Director at Casey Jones Museum
Clark Shaw, CEO of Brooks Shaw's Old Country Store in Casey Jones Village, announced recently that Jimmy Bailey has been named the executive director of Casey Jones Home & Railroad Museum. Bailey is a Jacksonian who spent 30 years in education with the Jackson-Madison County School system. As an administrator he served as the principal at Northeast Middle School, Bemis Elementary School, Arlington International Leadership School and South Elementary School. Prior to that, he taught at North Parkway Middle School and early in his career at high schools in Shelby County. He served in leadership on many education committees throughout his career and is a past president and board member of the Jackson-Madison County Education Association and served as a board member for the Tennessee Education Association.
"We are exceptionally pleased about Jimmy being a part of our Casey Jones Village team as the new Director at Casey Jones Museum.'" Shaw said. "We feel his background as an educator and administrator plus his enthusiasm for the many opportunities at this historic site are a great fit for us. We look forward to the exciting new initiatives we will be working on together for the Jackson and West Tennessee community as well as our travelers from around the world."
The Museum's former executive director, Lawrence Taylor, and his wife, Norma Taylor, who served as the museum istorian, retired April 2013.
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