Tishomingo hires new superintendent

Bobby Waitman was hired by Tishomingo Public Schools as the new Superintendent.

TISHOMINGO, Okla. (KXII) - For the second straight year, Tishomingo Public Schools have hired a new superintendent.

The board chose Bobby Waitman for the position on Friday.

Waitman will be replacing current superintendent Alicia O'Donnell, who announced her resignation after only one year.

O'Donnell was brought on as after the former superintendent Kevin Duncan resigned. Duncan's resignation came right before his wife, Shelly Duncan, was due in court for allegations of an inappropriate relationship with a then 14-year-old student. She was sentenced to six years in prison.

Kevin Duncan is under investigation by state agents after an independent audit showed more than $78,000 worth of purchases were made for his personal use with school money - including cell phones, tablets, pool salts and barbed wire.

Waitman served as the superintendent of the Tuttle Oklahoma School District for six years before being hired for the position in Tishomingo.

He is no stranger to Johnston County, having also served as the Milburn Superintendent for two years.

Waitman will take over as superintendent July 1.